Author Archives: Marie N

Options for Processing Your Meat Birds

Many homesteaders and small farm owners like to raise their own meat chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry in order to provide wholesome, fresh food for their own use. Let’s discuss the options that currently exist for what happens at the end of the growing time: processing. Different rules apply to those wishing to sell birds to customers. If that

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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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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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