The Dominique chicken breed is perhaps the original chicken breed to the US. The Dominique could be found on nearly every backyard flock in the early days.
Meyer Hatchery carries a wide range of poultry feed for your flock. Read about different types of poultry feed and nutritional needs for each age.
Fresh eggs cooked in a pressure cooker peel easily. If you have an Instant Pot or similar pressure cooker, learn this method for cooking hard-boiled eggs.
If you have young children, choosing the right breeds for your flock is important. We’ve compiled a list of chicken breeds that tend to be kid-friendly.
It is important to not mix different poultry species in a brooder. It’s convenient for you but could be dangerous for young poultry.
We put together some poultry breed recommendations based on the USDA plant hardiness zones for the United States. Find the breeds that thrive in your area.
Spring is near and it’s time to think about seed starting for your garden. Learn how to use a paper pulp egg carton as a container for seed starting.
Amanda has hatched turkey poults allowing a broody turkey hen to set and hatch her babies. Read about the considerations on allowing your hen to set.
Despite all the legends and internet hacks, there is no way to truly tell if an egg is fertile unless you crack it open.
Consider adding a goose breed to your homestead for weeding, guarding other poultry, meat and eggs. Several goose breeds have multiple homestead purposes.
f you experience harsh winters, your flock may get “coop fever”, much like cabin fever that so many of us humans experience when we are unable to enjoy the great outdoors due to bad weather. I’ve put together a few fun and easy ideas to keep your birds moving and grooving throughout the winter.
One minute the lights are on and the chicks are all snug as little bugs in the brooder. But a storm is brewing and the next minute, just like that, no power! Now, what are you going to do?
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The Instant Pot pressure cooker is a widely popular kitchen appliance that makes cooking seem more complicated than it really is. We came up with this Hot Wings chicken recipe for our Super Bowl party. We hope you’ll enjoy it too.
Basically, Egg Drop Soup is a rich herbed chicken broth with ribbons of whipped eggs and a simple garnish with some fresh chives. It’s a simple, humble dish that has tons of warmth and flavor. The best thing about this soup is how easy it is to make.
Customers frequently ask if their coop needs a heat source during the winter. The answer is no. The important thing is to keep the drafts down on your girls while protecting them from the winds and precipitation. They need to be kept dry and have access to fresh water and feed.
The New Hampshire Red is typically lighter reddish-orange colored than a Rhode Island Red, which should be deep mahogany. Modern-day New Hampshire Red hens can lay an average of 170-200 eggs annually.
Outlined below is a 12 step course of action to successfully recover from a chicken addiction.
Admit you are powerless over chickens and chicken related items.
Believe that only a power greater than ourselves could keep us from buying more chickens.