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A New Plan for Chickens: Part IV

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Now let’s talk about the breeding flocks. First, a quick recap of genetics here, just to make sure we’re all on the same page. A chicken gets half its genes from mom and half from dad. In addition, chickens within … Continue reading

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There’s Hybrids and Then There’s Hybrids

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I’m sure I’ve mentioned my fondness for heirloom vegetables once or twice (!!) in these pages, but I really haven’t ever explained just why it’s such a big deal to avoid hybrids. Here’s the deal: A hybrid results from a … Continue reading

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