Backyard Poultry April/May 2021 — 16/2 is in homes March 11th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for stories on sick chicks, dangers in the coop, why using broody hens to hatch guinea keets results in a quieter flock, PLUS art with eggs!Read More
I really don’t know why Mother decided to raise turkeys.
Mothers and fathers often gave up their own dreams to see that the dreams of their children came true. Perhaps, in some ways, the Great Depression brought out the best in everyone.
Michelangelo and Raphael would be pleased to see old-world techniques in creating and preserving frescoes are still practiced today. How satisfying to know modern-day artists respect the proven methods of long ago using simple ingredients from the earth for their chosen projects.Read More
Guinea fowl should be a welcome addition to any farm or homestead. They are relatively low maintenance, probably eat their weight in ticks and other bugs (likely the reason they cost less to feed), and are considered flock guardians because they sound a loud alarm when anything that doesn’t belong comes near.Read More
Like many women of her generation, my great-grandma used to raise chickens for “egg money.” Without an income of their own, many farm women relied on income from their chickens to pay for household expenses — everything from groceries to clothing to school fees.Read More