From Coop to Freezer: Raising Backyard Meat Birds

From Coop to Freezer: Raising Backyard Meat Birds
By Twain Lockhart, Nutrena Poultry Expert Raising meat birds can be a very rewarding experience. A certain satisfaction comes from raising your own food and knowing that you fed and cared for the meat you’re putting on your family’s table. This process allows you to know where your meat comes from, how the animal was treated and what it was fed. Before You Start There are several things to consider before you bring chicks home with the intention of raising them for meat. First, are you up for doing the processing yourself? Keep in mind this may not be an option, as some cities and towns do not allow processing within their limits. If this is the case, or if you don’t want to tackle the process of harvesting the birds yourself, locate a processor nearby and book them early. Wondering how to raise chickens in your backyard?This FREE guide

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