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Adding Amprolium to Chicken Feed
- Outlines research into whether including this antibiotic in their food affects weight gain in broiler chicks.
Amber Waves Show Silkies
- Articles on raising silkie chickens.
- An in-depth look at the way an egg develops, in only three weeks, into a newly hatched chick. Provides advice on constructing an incubator and some embryology projects.
- University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension publication. [PDF]
Best Breeds of Chickens
- Mississippi State University Extension Service discussion on the selection of a particular breed for a home flock.
The British Serama Bantam Community Forum
- A discussion board dedicated to the Serama bantam enthusiast welcoming breeders, the hobbyist and exhibitors of the breed.
Chicken House Plans
- Provides information on building your own mobile or static coop. Includes articles, videos and audio clips.
- Collection of links to research materials on production chicken husbandry including news, diseases, economics, reproduction, management, genetics, housing, and nutrition.
Chicken Scientific Name and Scientific Names of Poultry Species
- A list of the scientific names of the domestic chicken, as well as other common poultry species.
- A project to study chicken embryo development developed by educators, researchers, and teachers.
Cyndilou's Chicken Flock: A Place about Chickens
- Information about chickens, their care, coops, breeds, chick care and brooder area, chicken pictures, and links.
DIY Chicken Coop Plans
- Offers an ebook with information on raising chickens and building a chicken coop.
The Dutch Bantam Site
- Provides information for fanciers of the breed including articles, photographs and a discussion board.
The Easy Chicken
- Plenty of helpful information to help a beginner set up a poultry enterprise.
For the Love of Chickens
- A longtime chicken fancier provides information for chicken enthusiasts. Includes tips on care, feeding, fitting and showing chickens.
The Garden Coop
- Chicken coop plans and advice for do-it-yourself backyard poultry keepers including both walk-in and mobile style coops. FAQ and free plan previews.
Handbook on Poultry Diseases
- Information to assist veterinarians, students, and avian health professionals to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases in poultry flocks.
Hatching Quality Chicks
- Provides guidance on breeder flock management, the selection and care of eggs including fumigation and storage, incubators and incubation procedures, with a trouble-shooting chart. [PDF]
How To Raise Day-Old Chicks in Your Back Yard
- Information on raising chicks with minimum equipment, including feeding, setup, problems, sexlinks, breeds, broody hens, pastured poultry, and free range chickens.
Incubation and Embryology Resources
- University of Illinois Extension research project with varied information on subjects related to breeding, incubating, hatching, and raising chicks.
Jane's Backyard Chickens
- Jane Wright gives good advice on raising chickens and anecdotes from her chicken peeps.
- Provides hatchery, layer and broiler business management software for the poultry industry allowing control over production and performance details, stock levels and inventory management.
Keeping Chickens at Home Blog
- Personal journal with pictures and video showing beginners how to keep chickens at home.
- Information on Old English Game bantams featuring photo series of hatching process, articles on breeding and raising, photos from the 1997 National Meet, and photos of varieties.
The Life Cycle of the Chicken
- Outline of development of a chicken from before to after being in the egg. Chick feeding information, breeds information, informational coloring pages, and science projects with an egg.
Longtail Fowl and Longcrowers of the World
- Articles, information, and pictures of ornamental longtail fowl in many breeds.
- Articles, forum, and links for those raising bantams.
- Feeders, drinkers, incubators, and chicken care information.
- Bantam chicken breeding, networking, and care information and links to many resources.
- Articles about raising poultry, and a forum.
Rosecomb Bantam Federation
- Information on this organisation, the rosecomb breed standard, meetings, members and various articles on rosecombs.
Scots Dumpy Genetics
- Provides information on the history of this short legged breed which is known as Krueper in continental Europe.
Tulasi Technologies Pvt Ltd
- Providers of poultry and agricultural management software for both egg and meat producing flocks.
The Urban Chicken
- Mobile Register, Alabama news, articles on chicken care and keeping and on laws regarding backyard flocks. Has how to build a chicken ark.
Wikipedia entry on Raising Chickens
- Biology, history, and information concerning the chicken and its care.
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