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History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

Today the Presidential turkey pardon is an annual American tradition that is celebrated every Thanksgiving. Many people wonder how this odd tradition came to be. Let’s dive into the history of how the President got involved with giving one turkey a second chance each November on the White House lawn.

Predators 101

Predators 101

Having troubles with predators in your chicken coop? Learn how to tell which predator is likely getting your chickens and how to prevent future attacks

Chicken Keeping on a Budget

Chicken Keeping on a Budget

It’s no secret that raising your chickens, whether for eggs, meat or both, can be an expensive undertaking. Some of us may have started our chicken-keeping adventure with the thought of saving money on grocery store eggs and/or meat but quickly figured out it is hard to compete with the mass production prices. You may be like me and hesitate to calculate how much you have spent on your flock, for fear of sticker shock!

How To Make Cured Egg Yolks

How To Make Cured Egg Yolks

There are so many egg recipes out there for your farm fresh eggs, but sometimes you want to try something a bit different. A great recipe to try, and really amaze your family and friends is cured egg yolks. Many thoughts come to mind with cured egg yolks, is it safe, how will it taste, is this hard to do? Well not only are cured eggs really easy to make, but they also taste amazing, really celebrating the egg yolk, and it’s deep flavor. Here is a simple recipe for making these wonderful treats.

Breed Spotlight: Raising Heritage Turkeys

Breed Spotlight: Raising Heritage Turkeys

Everything that I read boasted about the amazing taste of the heritage turkey breeds and their great foraging abilities. So naturally, I needed to give them a try. Due to the minimum order requirement of 20 for heritage turkey breeds and not wanting quite so many turkeys I split an order with a fellow Meyer Hatchery Remote team member, Sarah. For my portion of the order, I received six Bourbon Red, three Black Spanish, and three Midget White. Sarah’s order included three Chocolate, three Royal Palm, three Blue Slate, and three Narragansett.

Top 10 Best Chicken Reads

Top 10 Best Chicken Reads

Attention all chicken enthusiasts! Do you enjoy reading or learning about chickens? If so please be sure to check out what I call my top 10 chicken reads! I have selected a wide variety of books that cover anything and everything chicken related from identification, health, handling, and raising, showing and even cooking.

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