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TAG : Poultry

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, ...

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 ...

From the Brooder to the Pasture

My last blog post left off with the purchase and homecoming of our day-old turkey poults to the brooder that Farmer Bryan had just finished ... in the nick of time! The little birdlets spent seven cozy weeks in their newly crafted brooder, where they learned to eat a little grass and the ...

Easy Green Tips for Refreshing and Cleaning a Chicken Coop

Learn to treat your flock to a diet rich in a variety of herbs, greens, and flowers with Fresh Eggs Daily (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013). Lisa Steele offers dozens of simple, intelligent, and easy green tips for “going natural” that help you avoid common ailments that plague many backyard ...

Things to Know Before Building a Backyard Chicken Coop

Learn to treat your flock to a diet rich in a variety of herbs, greens, and flowers with Fresh Eggs Daily (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013). Lisa Steele offers dozens of simple and intelligent tips for “going natural” that help you avoid common ailments that plague many backyard flocks. This ...

Green Choices for Chicken Coop Bedding

Learn to treat your flock to a diet rich in a variety of herbs, greens, and flowers with Fresh Eggs Daily (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013). Lisa Steele offers dozens of simple and intelligent tips for “going natural” that help you avoid common ailments that plague many backyard flocks. This ...

A 1924 Guide to Perfect Poultry

Hi, my name’s Chris. And, because I have agreed to blog for Capper’s Farmer and don’t wish to give you any misconceptions about me, let me start by stating what I am NOT.I am NOT a farmer.My 13-year-old daughter, however, wishes to own a farm some day. She would like for it to be filled ...

How to Grill Meat, Poultry and Fish

Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig are wondering, “How does your garden grill?”  Celebrate your garden harvest by grilling, roasting and smoking to perfection each fruit and vegetable with their new cookbook, The Gardener & the Grill(Running Press, 2012). Grilling what you grow ...

Getting to Know Chickens

You’d never guess it to look at me, but I am a woman who can make completely convincing chicken noises. I can sound like a contented chicken, an excited hen and a wide-awake little bantam rooster.It isn’t a skill you’re likely to see on my resumé, but it is one of which I am somewhat ...

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