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Raising Cornish Cross Meat Chickens At High Altitude
Raising meat chickens at high altitude takes extra care. Read about Crystal’s experience raising Cornish cross broilers in Colorado.
Incubating and Hatching Quail Eggs
Learn about incubating and hatching quail eggs to add a sustainable meat and egg supply to your homestead with Meyer Hatchery. Quail eggs are generally easier than chicken eggs to incubate and hatch at home.
More Meyer Hatchery Leading Women
Meyer Hatchery is proud that our hatchery is run by a surprisingly high number of women, especially for a company that is squarely in the agricultural business sector
March Book Of The Month: Duck Eggs Daily
Meyer Hatchery’s Book Of The Month for March 2023 is Duck Eggs Daily by Lisa Steele. It’s a great resource for hatching and raising ducklings into healthy ducks for laying eggs on your farm or homestead.
Growing Herbs To Cook With Poultry
Growing fresh herbs to use in cooking your poultry is easy to do, even in winter. Learn which herbs pair well and growing conditions for each on the Meyer Hatchery blog.
How to Cook Old Birds For Flavor and Texture
Cooking old birds after their egg laying life is over is a money-saving option. Old birds take some care to cook into an enjoyable meal. Meyer Hatchery helps you with how.
Homemade Egg Soap How-To
Meyer Hatchery has a creative way to use eggs – make your own homemade egg soap. Read our blog for the recipe and directions to make lye soap.
Getting Started Pullets From Meyer Hatchery
Meyer Hatchery sells started pullets a few times a year. Pullets are often picked up in person at our retail store in Polk, Ohio. Learn more about the pick up process on the Meyer Hatchery blog.
February Book Of The Month: First Time Chicken Keeping
The Meyer Hatchery book of the month for February is First Time Chicken Keeping by Andy Schneider and Bridget McCrea, Ph.D. It’s a great book for first-timers as well as experienced poultry keepers.
Brooding Different Poultry Types Together
Meyer Hatchery has 4 reasons why brooding chicks, ducks, turkeys, geese and other young poultry together in the same space is not a good idea.
Coop Expansion Ideas: Tessa’s Coop Tour
When your flock outgrows your ready-built feed store coop, it’s time to expand. Read how Tessa converted a shed into a coop for 60 chickens.
Poultry Winter Waterers Without Electricity
Poultry waterers and freezing winter weather can be a struggle. Meyer Hatchery has tips for how to manage winter waterers without electricity.
Supplemental Coop Lighting For Egg Production
Supplemental lighting in your coop during winter can increase egg production from your hens. Read why it works and what to consider.
January Book Of The Month: Homestead Planner
The Meyer Hatchery featured book for January is The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner by Ann Larkin Hansen. Organize your homestead chores with this helpful planner outlines by seasons.
Breed Spotlight: Broad-Breasted Turkey
Meyer Hatchery helps you raise broad-breasted turkeys with success. Read how the broad-breasted turkey came to exist and how to raise them.
Make Your Own Homemade Eggnog
Make Your Own Homemade Eggnog*As an Amazon Affiliate, Meyer Hatchery may earn from qualifying purchases made through links posted on this site. We celebrate Nation Eggnog Day with a recipe. Those of us with laying hens know that using our flock’s farm-fresh eggs for...
How The Winter Solstice Affects Egg Laying
The winter solstice and short day length affects how often a hen lays an egg, not cold weather. Meyer Hatchery explains the biology behind it and options for getting eggs in winter.
New For You: Book Of The Month
Each month, Meyer Hatchery staff spotlights a book that teaches, encourages and grows our knowledge in homesteading, poultry care and other topics and skills. Join us in building a library that matches you love of farm, homesteading, chicken keeping and more.