About the Author

Ann Accetta-Scott

Ann Accetta-Scott homesteads on two acres in Washington State, raising poultry, goats, and rabbits. She is an educator and encourager of all who are seeking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. An is also the face behind the website A Farm Girl in the Making and author of The Farm Girl’sGuide to Preserving the Harvest. Website: afarmgirlinthemaking.com Instagram: instagram.com/afarmgirlinthemaking/ YouTube: youtube.com/afarmgirlinthemaking/ Facebook: facebook.com/afarmgirlinthemaking/
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Articles by Ann Accetta-Scott

Raising the Best Ducks for Meat
May 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Raising the best ducks for meat is a highly healthy way to incorporate nutrient-dense protein into your diet. Not only is consuming duck meat a healthier choice than other proteins, but they are also easier to raise and ideal for smaller properties.

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Selecting the Best Ducks for Eggs
May 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

There are a plethora of duck breeds that you can add to your flock; however, a handful are prolific egg layers.

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How to Feed Chickens Corn and Scratch Grains

When I first started keeping chickens, I felt that feeding scratch grains was necessary. I don’t remember where I heard this, but I fed scratch grains with corn daily.

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What is a Chicken Gizzard and Chicken Crop?

Some of the most popular questions for new poultry keepers is: what is a chicken gizzard, what is a chicken crop, and where are they located?

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Five Easy Pickled Egg Recipes
April 14, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

These pickled egg recipes are a world away from what you may recognize as the traditional pickled eggs. The flavors are sophisticated, delicious, and partner perfectly with any salad or eaten straight out of the jar.

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Raising Turkey Poults in a Healthy Brooder Environment
April 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Raising poults is not the same as raising chicks or ducklings. They are much more delicate than other poultry species. Here are a few tips and tricks for successfully raising poults to maturity.

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Homemade Suet for Chickens
March 18, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Need some ideas for what to feed your backyard chickens over the winter? As the weather gets colder, the treats I feed my flock focus more on energy and warming properties instead of being cooling and hydrating like summer treats.

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Plants Poisonous to Chickens
March 8, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Let’s identify some plants poisonous to chickens plus the likelihood that poultry will eat toxic plants within your yard.

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Water Glassing Eggs for Long-Term Storage
February 27, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Are you looking for a method for preserving eggs in their whole raw form? If so, water glassing eggs is the most efficient long-term method available.

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Plants Toxic to Chickens
December 22, 2020 · · Flock Files

The following lists contain plants toxic for chickens and other poultry. The degree of toxicity ranges from
slightly toxic to deadly. Much vegetation found in a pasture can be toxic to poultry when consumed.

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