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Kickin’ Tail and Takin’ Names

Heritage breed birds have an immense amount of genetically passed down skills that are a resource for poultry-raisers to utilize. From parenting skills to foraging abilities to predator evasion, a heritage breed bird outshines their industrial breed counterpart.There was quite a hull-a-baa-loo ...

What Eggs-actly Do You Know About Eggs?

What really do you know about eggs other than they make a delicious breakfast? Well, Falco's Heritage Farm and Capper's Farmer are here to answer all your egg-related questions!Production of an egg typically takes about 11-1/2 days. Typically, enough hormone is released to develop only one ova ...

Mommy, Where Do Eggs Come From?

Laying an egg is triggered by receiving adequate sunlight through a receptor in your bird’s eye which triggers hormone production mainly in the pituitary gland. The average amount of light required to begin egg production is about 14 hours. This is why your hens produce more eggs during the ...

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 ...

Another Tale of Paul Bunyan and Babe

I was trying to decide what to do my blog on this week and decided to delve into some folklore and write about Paul Bunyan, the giant logger of yore, and his giant blue ox, Babe. Why would I want to write about him again, you ask. Because out here we believe he really did exist! I know you are ...

On The Garden Path: City of Lilacs

If the lilacs are in bloom, it must be May in Spokane, Wash., and if the roses are sparkling in all their glory, it has to be June. Even if you can't see them or touch them, the sweet smell is unmistakable.The city of Spokane is known as the City of Lilacs. Located in the center of town, ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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