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  1. ChickenLover200

    Promised Land Farm

    So, this will be my page introducing you to all my family's animals! Note that we never really decided on a farm name, but for me "Promised Land Farm" stuck, so that's what we will call our little place for now. A little background, I never planned to have chickens, ducks, and sheep. All I...
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    Most Intelligent Peep Testing Stats

    Here is where we will see test scores and who is winning the tests. For more info on testings, search BYC for the thread entitled, Most Intelligent Peep! Don't forget to check out the Weekly Peep! 10/27/16 test set Participants: Name-Leo Age-7 Months Breed-Dominique...
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    Tips to Create a Chicken Coop That You and Your Chickens Will Love

    I'm not giving out any designs in this article, but rather reccomending some tips/things to think about when designing and building your coop. This article will strictly be about chickens, so you'll want to think differently for ducks or other domestic birds...
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    ~A Heart For Mustangs ~ an equine RP~ character page

    Adding characters as they come. Check back later! ;) NOTE: The characters listed as AWARDED CHARACTERS cannot be edited by anyone but ChickenLover200, as they are only LOANED. AWARDED CHARACTERS with a # beside the NAME are characters that may be edited if they belong to you. PLEASE do NOT...
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    History/Origins of The Black Austrolorp Chicken Breed

    Ever wonder where or how this amazing chicken breed came about? Wonder no more! This (photo from MPC ~ MyPetChicken.com) is a Black Austrolorp hen. The Austrolorp breed was perfected in Austrailia in the early 1900's. It was developed with a focus on egg laying. It acheived worldwide...
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    Uses for Egg Shells

    If you have chickens, you eat eggs, you have a bunch of shells. What do you do with them? There are a few different ways to use your egg shells. Why not use every resource you can get from your girls? Egg-Eating Chickens I have a few girls that eat eggs. Naturally, people said "give them...
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    Raising Roosters as a Part of your Backyard Flock

    Most likely, you'll get "lucky" and end up with a rooster(or three... don't ask :D ) out of a batch of chickens. Lots of folks won't be able to keep roosters because of their town's laws, but if you plan to keep a rooster as a pet or as part of your backyard flock, you'll need to do a few...
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    Meet ChickenLover200's BYC friends!

    Hi, all! These are just a few of the many friends I've made on BYC. If I forgot anyone, let me know ;) @Alexandra33 I haven't known Alex for very long, but she's already been so friendly to me. It's been great to get to know her. @chicken4prez I haven't known Lily for long either, but she's...
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    Which Chicken Breed is Best? A Guide for Beginner Chicken Keepers.

    Welcome to the article. Most likely if you clicked here, you're a new chicken person or you wanted to add something to this article. This article will be open to anyone who wants to edit and correct spelling or grammatical errors, or to add your "two cents" of inforomation. Many new chicken...
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    ~*Coop bedding options*~

    What are the options for coop bedding? I only know a few and who knows, they might be the only ones. At the moment, I use pine and aspen shavings. I've heard lots of negative comments about these, however, I have never had a problem with them. I am debating switching to sand but I am not sure...
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    ~How to clean your wire egg baskets~

    Note: this is a supplement article to an article written by me, located HERE: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-collect-clean-and-store-eggs this article is written from my own knowledge. I am sure there are MANY different ways out there to clean wire egg baskets. This is how I clean...
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    ~~How to carefully collect, clean spotlessly, and store your eggs~~

    Welcome to my article. I love to write and i hope you enjoy reading this article as much as i enjoyed writing it. What will you read about in this article? 1. How to collect your eggs 2. How to clean your eggs 3. How to store your eggs. This will be one of my shortest articles, as there is...
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    ~~How to collect, clean, and store eggs~~

    Welcome to my article. I love to write and i hope you enjoy reading this article as much as i enjoyed writing it. What will you read about in this article? 1. How to collect your eggs 2. How to clean your eggs 3. How to store your eggs. This will be one of my shortest articles, as there is...
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    **How to photograph your chickens and other poultry**

    I understand there are a lot of articles out there on BYC for Chicken and poultry photography. I enjoy photography and maybe will someday be a photographer for equine or other animals. That is something undecided though.:) I decided to create this article to help teach about chicken and poultry...
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    Respiratory illness and how to treat it~~~~ overgrown beaks- how to trim

    I am devoting myself to creating articles on topics that i have had problems finding answers for at the spur of the moment. I hope my articles are somewhat helpful to those new and old to chickens. Respiratory illness: In this article i am going to describe the lives of two of my girls. Both...
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    Egg-eating: what it is, how to prevent it, and partial solutions

    Anyone who has an egg-eating problem will undertsand that there are few solutions to fixing this problem and there isn't much of a chance of fixing it permanently unless you decide to cull the egg-eaters. ~There are many reasons why your chickens/poultry may have started eating eggs: 1. A...
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    Snappy (The Gold Link hen)

    When we got 28 chicks in April (4 rare breeds, 12 Gold Links, and 12 Barred Rocks) little did we know that one would have a deformity. I tried to keep on top of holding each one a little each day, but it was hard to tell them apart. So I probably didn't hold each and every one. Once they were...
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    Wings' page (the story of his life)

    Well we got 28 Easter chicks from a local feed store and 12 were Barred Rocks, 12 Gold Links, and what would Easter be like without the rare breeds? We got 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 1 Austrolorp, 1 Golden Campine, and 1 breed. Wings just happened to be one of those Barred Rocks. He's the nicest...
  19. How to tell the male chicks from female chicks (easy 5 step process)

    How to tell the male chicks from female chicks (easy 5 step process)

    I know there are probably TONS of threads and articles out there about telling chicks apart, but I just figured I'd give you some of my advice! Have fun! to me the easiest way to tell the difference between the chicks is look at the size difference/ feathers. I'm going to teach you how to tell...
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    Chickenlover200's Chicken Journey

    It all started when my dad said he wanted to get chickens. So we got 7 Gold Link hens from a store nearby and they were about 6 weeks when we got them. They were so cute! we started building a coop then decided we wanted 4 barred Rocks that were at the same store.. we got those (all hens) and...
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