Monthly Archives: August 2017

Wry Neck in Chickens

Wry neck, also called crook or crooked neck, twisted neck, or stargazing, is a condition that can affect chicks, chickens, and other poultry. This condition causes your chicken to lose control of its neck and not be able to hold it up. It can progress to the point where the bird cannot stand without falling or walk without stumbling, and even

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Successfully Raising the Jumbo White Cornish Cross Broiler For Your Table

With the recent surge in awareness of how our food reaches our grocery stores and ultimately our tables, many of us choose to raise our own poultry. Today I want to share my learning curve with raising the Jumbo White Cornish Cross broiler from Meyer Hatchery. I’ve been raising White Broilers for approximately 6 years. Over that time, I’ve learned

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Heritage Breeds and The Livestock Conservancy: What Are They and Why Does It Matter?

The last decade has seen a resurgence of interest in preserving the historical genetic diversity of animals traditionally associated with pre-industrial agriculture. Now, more than ever, animals are being bred for a single purpose: industrial production. Homesteaders, ecologically minded consumers, sustainability advocates, and diversified farms are looking to heritage breeds to rebuild a more diverse food system. But what are

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