Category Archives: Meyer Hatchery News

Celebrate Fall and Boktober by carving this easy “Chicken O’ Lantern”!

Nothing says October like carved pumpkins. Why not put a fun spin on your carving this year by making your own Chicken O’Lantern. While you’re at it, be sure to enter our Boktober Pumpkin Carving Contest! Tools You Will Need: Medium Size Pumpkin Bowl Carving Knife (under adult supervision) Paper Towels Toothpick Tape Pumpkin Carving Template (print me!) Newspaper Large

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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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Move in Day to Present Day

And now, the day everyone has been waiting for: MOVE IN DAY! All of the finishing touches were in place. Surprisingly, everything went off without a hitch. No loose hens running around with Meyer Hatchery employees chasing in hot pursuit. First, we had to gather the flocks from surrounding farms where we brood the chicks until they’re through adolescence. Here are

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Divide and Conquer

It was time to divide and conquer the new breeder house…literally! Each breed requires its own pen to be sure like varieties are mating only with one another. This house holds 27 breeds, so, we would need enough pens to keep them separate. Down one side, we planned for large pens for our larger flocks, like Easter Eggers, Dominiques, and

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Sunny-side Up

Finally, a little sunshine! It’s what we’ve been waiting for. Spirits seem lifted and progress on the breeder house is moving right along. In a previous post, we showed the first wall being sided. That left us with three to finish up after the ceilings were wrapped up. Lucky for us the sun was shining on a day that would be

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