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August 3, 2017

 

chicken house

Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution

The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight.

March 1, 2017

 

chicken eggs

Let There Be Sunlight! And There Will Be Eggs

It takes a minimum of 12 hours of daylight per day for hens to lay eggs. As the days continue to get longer, here's what to know about your flock's egg output.

July 19, 2016

 

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Beaks On Fleek: Meet This Town’s ‘Prettiest Chickens’

We take you inside a "silly animal contest" in Colorado, where chicken owners hope their bird is crowned Prettiest Chicken.

September 25, 2012

Scratch Scratch Cluck Cluck 

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Backyard Chicken Farmers, Part 1: Garden Helpers

Chickens give backyard farmers more than just eggs and meat. Three experts talk about how they help in the garden with fertilizing, tilling and pest control.

January 20, 2012

Lots Of Cluckers 

Chickens In The Yard

Choose Your Chickens Well

Before you invest in chickens for your backyard farm, consider what you want to get from them: eggs or meat?

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