The shape of the egg does not determine its gender.
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Pets + Animals

3 Common Chicken Facts that are Actually Fiction

The spreading of bad information is an unfortunate regularity with social media these days. You can read something on any blog or website and a lot of people take it as true without checking the facts or asking for proof. There has been a Read More

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Pets + Animals

Gift Guide: Best Books for Gardeners and DIYers

What gift do you get for the doers and makers in your life? From hens to hardware stores, we've got the ultimate guide of gorgeous illustrated books for gardeners and fix-it fans. DOG TRAINING 101 Using a visually driven, playful Read More

The trainer is getting the dog to walk through the water in the pool by leading them with a treat.
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Pets + Animals

10 Minute Water Training Game for Your Dog

Training your dog can be challenging and time-consuming; that's why games are an effective tool for training! Games make training fun for both you and your dog. If you're fortunate enough to live in a warm climate where taking a dip is Read More

chicken flock language
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Pets + Animals

Learn to Speak Chicken Like Part of the Flock

People who don’t have chickens tend to think the only sound they make is that of a rooster crowing. Nothing could be further from the truth! Chickens have a language all their own, which they use quite often. In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Read More

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Pets + Animals

Living with a Rooster: What to Expect

Like nearly every farming decision, deciding to add a rooster to your flock requires researched and informed consideration. If you’ve never had a rooster in your flock, you’ll find the dynamics change with a rooster in the mix. Hens that Read More

A male Western Bluebird perched on a branch.
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Pets + Animals

Bring Bluebirds to your Backyard

There are three different species of Bluebirds. The Eastern Bluebirds reside mostly in places on the east coast and spreading to the west, the Western Bluebirds reside on the west coast and down into Mexico, and the Mountain Bluebirds Read More

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Pets + Animals

Fill Your Yard with Beautiful Finches

Goldfinches bring merry darts of lemon yellow and bright gold to bird feeders in many regions of the US and the United Kingdom, making it one of the best-loved and most familiar visitors year-round. Michael Berger offers us a way to further Read More

This cat looks like it's ready to pounce.
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Pets + Animals

Top 10 Most Popular (and Cute!) Cat Breeds

We know cats have been around since the Egyptians, but may have been around even before that. Although we have had a long relationship with felines, it was not until recently that cat breeds came into light–most domestic cat breeds are less Read More

teach your puppy to respond to a clicker
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Pets + Animals

3 Easy Training Skills for Your Puppy

Anyone who’s had a puppy treat a trash can like an archaeological dig or trot away happily when you say “come” knows that puppy training is hard work. Introducing a behavior once won’t do it; consistent training based on positive Read More

A scarecrow could help to ward off opportunistic birds of prey.
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Pets + Animals

How to Keep Your Chicks Safe

Chicken keeping is becoming more and more popular as sustainability efforts increase. However, keeping chickens comes with some problems you might not expect. One problem is how to protect your chicken, especially the young chicks, from Read More

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Pets + Animals

10 Tips for Butterfly Watching Beginners

Like bird watching, butterfly watching takes time and patience. Observing these winged insects can be fun on it's own, and soon you'll be able to identify the many different species. Here are beginner tips from Bird Watcher's Digest Read More