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

6 Tips for Inside a Chicken Coop
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

Setting up the best chicken coop means building a solid predator-proof structure, appropriate-sized run, and a good internal setup. The following tips for inside a chicken coop and how to efficiently set it up will benefit not only the chickens but also the keeper.

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10 True Facts About Ducks
July 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Over the last few years, keeping backyard chickens has become all the rage. Whether it’s wanting to know where their food is coming from, a desire to be more self-sufficient or merely wanting to go back to the basics, chicken coops are popping up in suburban backyards of families all across the country.

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How to Feed Chickens Corn and Scratch Grains
July 7, 2021 · · Feed & Health

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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Raising the Best Ducks for Meat
June 29, 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
June 2, 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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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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