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TAG : Chicken

Sweet and Sour Watermelon Chicken

Sweet and Sour Watermelon Chicken2 pounds baked OR fried breaded chicken tenders1 onion, sliced into thin strips2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into small pieces3 tablespoons vegetable oil2 cups Sweet and Sour Sauce, recipe follows2 cups seedless watermelon chunks2 tablespoons toasted sesame ...

Help, My Birds are Naked

MoltingMolting is the process of shedding and re-growing feathers. Both female and male birds molt. During the molt, egg production and male fertility decrease or cease. The first molt doesn't occur until the birds are going through their second autumn as adolescence is the start of adult ...

Plum Tired

It happened that day just as it did almost every other day. "Mom," said 10-year-old Tristan as he walked in the door from school, “I want an iPod. Even Sophia in Grade 2 has an iPod." Cody echoed Tristan's sentiments. "I'm the only one in my class without a phone," said the 12-year-old. And ...

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, ...

Quick Cook Ideas: The Versatility of Broccoli Slaw

Everyone looks for shortcuts in the kitchen especially during the weeknights. I suggest you pick up a package of broccoli slaw or even prepared coleslaw and have it as a staple in your kitchen. It is affordable, the work is done, and it is delicious.When I'm busy on the farm, I like to have ...

Building a Smokehouse

When my husband, Kevin, told me he wanted to build a smokehouse, I was a bit apprehensive because I wasn’t sure I liked smoked meat enough to do large quantities for our family of two. Being a homesteader and a Googler, I looked up other things besides meat that we could smoke and found that ...

Double Yolks Explained

How do double yolks happen? My mama’s hen, named Bobby Lou, laid a huge egg recently and set me to wondering how she did that. So, I contacted my blog friend, Lara, who works for Minnesota Poultry. She knows all sorts of cool things about turkeys and chickens. I love getting together with ...

Stopping Unwanted Broodiness

We had been gifted recently with a rare sweet rooster and his companion hen. They are both “Heinz” chickens from a neighbor’s flock that needed to downsize after a glut of spring hatchlings. We had some room so we took them and all was well for a few weeks. Then one day I noticed the ...

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