Raising Heritage Poultry as a Sustainable Meat Source

Raising Heritage Poultry as a Sustainable Meat Source
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes When I first began keeping poultry, my flock consisted of birds from the local feed store. The idea of a heritage breed, or its importance, was not in my mind. However, that changed once we toyed with the idea of raising poultry for meat consumption.  Upon researching our options, I stumbled upon an article about raising dual-purpose heritage poultry breeds. The idea of utilizing poultry for both eggs and meat, as a sustainable option, enticed me. I was even more intrigued by the information I had gleaned from the Livestock Conservancy’s website.  And that’s how it began. Raising broiler poultry breeds was not my only option. I would be adding heritage breeds to the homestead.   The History of Heritage Poultry Breeds   The Livestock Conservancy’s mission is, “To protect endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction.”   This made perfect sense and struck me to the core. Much effort is put forth into

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