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

Five Easy Pickled Egg Recipes
April 15, 2022 · · 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 7, 2022 · · 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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What is a Chicken Gizzard and Chicken Crop?
April 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

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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When Breaking a Broody Hen is Necessary
March 29, 2022 · · Chickens 101

This is the hard truth. As stewards to our livestock and property, there are times when we must step in and say, enough is enough.

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Homemade Suet for Chickens
November 16, 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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Selecting the Best Ducks for Eggs
October 27, 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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Water Glassing Eggs for Long-Term Storage
October 4, 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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Sustainable Meat Chicken Breeds
August 27, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Selecting a meat chicken breed will vary based on your needs. The Cornish Cross is most popular due to the short time it takes to reach maturity. However, many other broiler breeds can provide exceptional meat for your family.

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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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