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Winterizing Backyard Chickens

Chickens shouldn't wear sweaters. This should probably go without saying…but go ahead and Google it . The cold of the holiday season may be near, but those embarrassingly cute sweaters can actually...

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Avian Influenza, information for small flocks and backyard poultry

Unfortunately, bird flu is in the news again..and it's a serious concern for all poultry owners in the Mississippi Flyway , which includes Illinois. A strain of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), variant H5N2, has been discovered in numerous Midwestern states within the past month or so....

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Backyard Chicken How-to Videos!

I spent a morning with some IT/videographer colleagues a few weeks back, and we have pulled together a series of five short instructional videos on how to get started raising backyard chickens!  These videos talk about:...

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