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Inside a Woodland Chicken Business
Ffinlo Costain meets Daisy’s Woodland Chicken: a small, high welfare farm enterprise based in four acres of broadleaf woodland in Dorset, UK. Its owner,...
The Global View on Bird Flu
Enforcing biosecurity has become the chief weapon in the worldwide fight against bird flu, writes Chris McCullough....
How to Make Backyard Farming Bullet-proof
More than 90 per cent of the chicks produced in backyard farming systems are lost. How can farmers reduce the MIA count? By Glenneis Kriel....
Is it All Over for Quail Farming in Zimbabwe?
Until recently, quail farming in Zimbabwe was booming as lucrative alternative for small-scale producers – and then it all suddenly went wrong. Ian Nkala...
Preventing Disease Spread in Backyard Flocks
Backyard flocks are generally healthy, like the people who keep them. Just like their keepers, though, illness can strike. You can minimise the damage...
How to Help Your Chickens Beat the Big Freeze
As winter weather swirls around the coop, keeping the flock hearty through the cold, dark days requires some extra effort. Chickens need support during...

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