Breed Spotlight: The Orpington

Breed Spotlight: The Orpington

Breed Spotlight: The Orpington Orpingtons have always been a family favorite because of their friendly nature and cuddly appearance. Created in the 1800s to be the ideal dual-purpose breed, the Orpington continues to delight flock owners with their charming...
Breed Spotlight: The White Leghorn

Breed Spotlight: The White Leghorn

Breed Spotlight: The White Leghorn There is no more reliable white egg layer in America than the White Leghorn chicken. Originating in Tuscany, this Italian bird came to America for the first time in 1828 and has dominated the commercial market ever since. Laying five...
Hatching Heritage Turkeys

Hatching Heritage Turkeys

Hatching Heritage Turkeys The Collection I started my turkey journey 3 years ago and currently own a flock of 8 Bourbon Red Heritage turkeys which includes 2 toms and 6 hens. Since toms are so protective and territorial, I do have to house the toms individually in...
Raising Broad Breasted Turkeys for the Table

Raising Broad Breasted Turkeys for the Table

Raising Broad Breasted Turkeys For The Table Raising broad breasted turkeys for my family table was the next stop on my homesteading journey after owning laying hens. My friends and peers warned me that turkeys can be fragile in their first few weeks of life and to...
All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens Have you ever seen a photo of an egg basket that contained eggs of all shades of brown, green, blue, and white? If you’re like me, you may not have even known that eggs come in other colors besides brown and white before owning...
All About Spurs In Chickens

All About Spurs In Chickens

All About Spurs In Chickens A spur on a chicken is a small, horn-like protrusion that grows from a chicken’s leg just above the foot. It points inward to be used as an efficient spearing weapon, when needed. The spur is most commonly found on roosters, where the spur...