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TAG : Broilers

Meat Chicken Comparison

When we set out to raise our second batch of broilers last fall, I really wanted to try out another breed. We had previously raised the Cornish Cross that we ordered from a hatchery out of Missouri.That breed is fantastic for marketing a pastured broiler. With the large breasts and great size, ...

Nice To Meet Ya!

If 10 years ago you would have told me I'd be happily nestled onto a small plot of land surrounded by children, animals and dirt, I would have never have believed you. I didn't grow up thinking, man, I can't wait to bake everything from scratch, get my fingernails dirty in the garden and scoop ...

Life and Death on the Farm

Strong storms moved through most of Wisconsin last night. Though we had quite the lightning show and heavy wind and rain, we were spared the structural damage that seems to have hit farther east, in the Madison area. Nonetheless, the wind and soaking rains did lead to the loss of three of our ...

Why We Raise Meat Animals and Birds

Raising meat animals isn't for everyone. There are some who have accused me of animal cruelty for raising and butchering animals. Others have said they don't understand how I can kill an animal. I know where some of my detractors are coming from. The idea of eating an adorable, fuzzy little ...