Meyer Hatchery helps you raise broad-breasted turkeys with success. Read how the broad-breasted turkey came to exist and how to raise them.
Waterfowl such as ducks and geese need access to water for bathing, to keep their feathers healthy, and keep the nasal cavities clear.
Processing a turkey is similar to processing a broiler chicken, but you’ll need to be aware of a few differences and ensure you have the right equipment to handle a large turkey.
Nutritional deficiencies in waterfowl can be prevented and corrected. Learn symptoms and remedies for nutritional issues in ducks and geese.
The Ayam Cemani chicken is a popular breed because it is completely black, inside and out.
The Red Broilers enjoy foraging and have pleasant personalities for being a group of roosters. They are less messy than Cornish cross meat birds.
The Cochin chicken breed originates from Japan. Cochins are calm, like to brood chicks and are cold tolerant for northern US winters.
The Swedish duck breed is a medium-class duck with an average adult weight of 6.5 to 8 pounds. Currently, the only color variety of the Swedish that the American Poultry Association recognizes is the Blue Swedish.
Raising waterfowl is such a rewarding experience! Nothing is more exciting than watching your ducklings, and goslings start from little balls of fluff and turn into stunning birds in your flock.
After you’ve mastered the job of raising your chickens successfully, then either processed them yourself or arranged for them to be processed elsewhere, the next big task is learning how to cut up a whole chicken to serve as a meal.
Green Muscle Disease is a condition that happens in large meat chickens that grow rapidly. Read more about how to prevent it.
Let your broody duck hatch ducklings for you. Read about some best practices in caring for a broody duck and her ducklings.
The Cayuga duck breed is quiet, friendly, good at producing eggs and meat and can raise their own ducklings for your homestead.
How do you tell if the eggs in a “secret” nest you’ve discovered are fresh enough to eat? Find out about 5 ways to determine egg freshness.
Are your ducks molting? Ducks molt at a few specific times of the year. Learn how, why and how to help your ducks that are molting.
Keeping quail in an urban setting is easier than keeping chickens. Quail need little space and can produce eggs and meat in a short time.
The Khaki Campbell duck breed is a great duck to have for egg and meat production. Khaki Campbell ducks are great foragers and are active.
Read about the top ten duck questions we get on The Coop with Meyer Hatchery podcast. Ducks aren’t hard to keep, but differ from chickens.