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Common Poultry Terms

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Common Poultry Terms

  A lot goes into keeping chickens. When first starting out, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all the new terminology. I'll bet you've come across a new term and googled "What is a ..." or "What does ... mean?". Heck, that may even be how you ended up here! Wonder no more, as the most common poultry terms are listed below-   Albumen- the egg white only, separate of the yolk Bantam- a smaller breed of chicken. For example, brahmas are available in a standard (larger) size or bantam (smaller) size Blastoderm- the "bullseye" of a fertilized egg. This will become...

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Books for Beekeepers

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Books for Beekeepers

Looking for some books to get you through the winter? Are you a new beekeeper hungry for information? Or maybe your looking for a gift for a beekeeper in your life? We surveyed HUNDREDS of beekeepers through Facebook, and these were the most recommended beekeeping books in order of recommendation. I can assure you I have added nearly all of them to my collection as well. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. While we may earn a commission on your purchase, your price remains the same. Commissions help us to maintain our blog and continue offering you great products and services....

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List of 2017 Chicken Coop Fires

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List of 2017 Chicken Coop Fires

As the temperature drops we all become concerned about our flock. We want them to be cozy and warm throughout winter. Many people turn to heat lamps to heat their chicken coops, but heat lamps can prove disastrous. Not only could you lose your coop, but also your house, pets, and belongings.  The following is a list of chicken coop fires caused by a heat lamp. This list is ONLY for 2017 posted news articles that specifically cite heat lamps in a coop as the cause. This does not include livestock barns or other structures, or coop fires without a listed...

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My 8 Favorite Backyard Chicken Websites

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My 8 Favorite Backyard Chicken Websites

Let's be honest. Backyard chickens are addicting. And sometimes confusing. Every chicken enthusiast, whether brand new or had chickens for years, loves to read about chickens. If you are looking for some great content, here are 8 of my favorite Backyard Chicken websites- City Girl Farming- I think Kerrie is incredible. After receiving the worst possible news- cancer- she started keeping chickens. The chickens progressed to essential oils, beekeeping, and an overall toxin free life. Her website and blog is filled with amazing information, and inspiration.  Frugal Chicken- Chickens! Gardening! Essential Oils! Sustainable living! Homestead hacks! The Frugal Chicken offers...

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My Top 5 Favorite Beekeeping Websites

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My Top 5 Favorite Beekeeping Websites

I love to explore all aspects of beekeeping- from trending topics to scientific articles. Here are my favorite beekeeping websites, in no particular order: Girl Next Door Honey and Beekeeping Like a Girl- Hilary runs a great site with blog articles covering most topics, online classes, and some really great apparel and things to buy.  Honeybee Suite- I love the Honeybee Suite! Rusty has many great articles and various recipes for candy boards and things. This site has answered almost all of my new beekeeper questions.  Bush Farms- Michael knows everything, I think. His website has been a vital resource for me...

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