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Ayam Cemani: The All Black Chicken

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Ayam Cemani: The All Black Chicken
The ayam cemani has earned the reputation for being the rarest (and most expensive) chicken in the world. Rightfully so and photos don’t do justice to this exotic poultry breed. They are absolutely stunning in all of their glorious black. That’s because, the ayam cemani is entirely black, from head to toe and inside to out due to a genetic mutation known as fibromelanosis.

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If She's Moody She Might Be Broody

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If She's Moody She Might Be Broody
Is your hen acting moody, vocalizing her irritation and won’t get out of the nest box? Chances are that she’s in a state called broodiness and has her intent set on hatching some eggs.

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How to Care for Rooster Spurs

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How to Care for Rooster Spurs
If you own a rooster, it’s inevitable that you will need to learn how to reduce or remove poultry spurs at some point during his lifetime. Caring for spurs will save both your rooster and his hens from injuries. Learn about the different ways to remove rooster spurs.

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Toxic Plants and Safe Plants for Poultry

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Toxic Plants and Safe Plants for Poultry
Garden planning with your chicken flock in mind will allow you to plant varieties that work with Mother Nature, not against her. Gypsy Shoals Farm has compiled a list of common plants that are toxic to poultry and safe alternative varieties for the chicken yard.

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