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Gardening With Your Chickens

Gardening and chickens go together as well as peanut butter and jelly! Chances are if you’re into raising chickens, you probably also have a green thumb, or maybe you at least want to have a green thumb but maybe haven’t had much luck gardening in the past. Chickens can help!

Breed Spotlight: Raising Heritage Turkeys

Everything that I read boasted about the amazing taste of the heritage turkey breeds and their great foraging abilities. So naturally, I needed to give them a try. Due to the minimum order requirement of 20 for heritage turkey breeds and not wanting quite so many turkeys I split an order with a fellow Meyer Hatchery Remote team member, Sarah. For my portion of the order, I received six Bourbon Red, three Black Spanish, and three Midget White. Sarah’s order included three Chocolate, three Royal Palm, three Blue Slate, and three Narragansett.

Top 10 Best Chicken Reads

Attention all chicken enthusiasts! Do you enjoy reading or learning about chickens? If so please be sure to check out what I call my top 10 chicken reads! I have selected a wide variety of books that cover anything and everything chicken related from identification, health, handling, and raising, showing and even cooking.

How to Turn a Horse Stall Into a Chicken Coop

When building a chicken coop, the hardest and most expensive part is usually building the structure itself. The size of the coop, location, materials available, and your budget all need to be taken into consideration when building a new coop. When converting a horse stall into a chicken coop, this hard part is mostly all already done!

Egg Decorating Ideas For Naturally Colorful Eggs

What if I told you that you can use your already jewel toned eggs and still have fun decorating the hard-boiled beauties for those Easter baskets? I was struggling with this “problem” this year and here are some ideas that I came up with.

Meyer Makes: A Chicken Saddle

Meyer Makes: A Chicken SaddleOn this episode of Meyer Makes, Jess shows us how to sew a chicken saddle. Sometimes a rooster with a “favorite” hen may cause damage to her feathers and back. Putting a saddle (also known as a chicken apron) on your hen can protect them...

Let’s Learn: Chicken Egg Anatomy 101

As an Agriculture teacher one of my favorite topics to teach about is poultry. There are so many topics and discussions to cover that I could teach a year round class on poultry alone and would not be able to cover everything. With that being said, I do believe it is important to understand the anatomy of the egg itself.

Meyer Hatchery Chicken Tractor Tour

Marie raises her Cornish cross meat birds in this chicken tractor set up. She raises 8 batches a year of 25 birds at a time, and this year she is trying all females instead of a straight run mix. So far she has noticed that the females tend to be less pushy at feeding time than the males.

Too Many Eggs? Try These Non-Breakfast Recipes!

Last summer you were undone by the chicken math, and for months you have been feeding your ravenous flock of tiny velociraptors through the winter with barely an egg in sight. Maybe you have even been forced to (gasp!) buy eggs at the grocery store, but longer days are here and, with them, comes the inevitable overrun of egg laying.

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