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Do you want to raise a backyard flock? The Home in the Finger Lakes is a great resource for those who are just getting started and looking for advice on how to raise backyard chickens and ducks.

From selecting and rearing chicks and ducklings, to protecting your flock from predators learn everything you need to know to make sure your backyard flock stays happy and healthy all year round.

What’s Next For My Backyard Flock in 2022

As the end of the year inches closer, I’ve been reflecting on the lessons learned during my time raising and tending my backyard flock. I’ve also spent some time thinking about my goals, purpose, and direction I want to go in with my flock. Because you have been here since I brought my first box …

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5 Underrated Hybrid Chicken Breeds That Are A Joy To Keep

I love sharing what I’ve learned along the way, and today we are talking about underrated hybrid chickens. These girls tend to get overlooked in favor of fancier birds with unusual feathering, but I think these prolific layers with great temperaments are worth a second look!

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Predator Attacks & Poultry Wound Care Essentials

Nothing is more stressful and devastating to a backyard chicken keeper than the realization that your flock has been attacked by a predator, if you have a well stock first aid kit containing a few poultry wound care essentials you’ll be able to offer your birds medical care quickly, setting them on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

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