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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How to Take Beautiful Pictures of Poultry and Land Your Bird on the Cover of the Meyer Hatchery Catalog

Every chick’s dream is to be on the cover of the Meyer Hatchery catalog. Help make your chick’s dream a reality by taking really great pictures of your birds. To ensure your photo is cover chick quality, read through our list of tips and tricks to set up your photo shoot. Occupy your Subject: Taking pictures of moving objects can

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Coop Waste Management Systems: The Deep Litter Method

There’s no denying it. If you own chickens, you must figure out a way to deal with the droppings that build up inside of the coop. The Deep Litter Method is a great approach to this that not only cuts down on time and labor but incorporates well with your garden and homestead. The deep litter method is basically an “in-coop”

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Honey Bees and Poultry on the Homestead

Whether you are a beekeeper interested in adding chickens, ducks, geese, guineas or other poultry to your homestead, or you are a poultry enthusiast interested in beekeeping, you might have a lot of questions whether or not it is possible. Will the bees sting my chickens? Will my poultry bother my beehives? Is it safe to let my bird’s free range

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