Featured Stories

Zachariah’s Acres
March 3, 2020 · · Coops

Tucked into the rural folds of southeastern Wisconsin, you’ll find an extraordinary place called Zachariah’s Acres (ZA). ZA connects children and young adults with special needs to nature and agriculture on its universally designed 48-acre campus. The campus boasts rows of raised bed gardens, orchards, apiaries, walking trails, greenhouses, butterfly gardens, fishing ponds, and yes, chickens.

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Setting Up Your Outdoor Chicken Brooder
March 2, 2020 · · Coops

Everyone needs an outdoor chicken brooder! Learn how to set yours up with or without chicken brooder plans. You’ll thank yourself for this little project!

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10 Facts About Ducks: Are Ducks the New Chickens?
February 28, 2020 · · Kids' Corner, 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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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is part of our history in your poultry operation gives your flock a role in historic preservation and genetic diversity.

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Diatomaceous Earth Uses in Chickens
February 27, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Have you ever wondered about diatomaceous earth uses in poultry? When I first started raising chickens for eggs, I noticed that many poultry people talked about using something that they only referred to as “DE”.

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Efficiently Hatching Eggs with a Broody Chicken
February 27, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Having a broody chicken is one of the most exciting things one can discover in their coop. Learn how to efficiently hatch and raise chicks with a broody.

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Brown vs. White Eggs
February 27, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Brown vs. white eggs — is one more nutritious than the other? Are white eggs bleached? What is the difference between white and brown eggs?

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Raising Heritage Poultry as a Sustainable Meat Source
February 27, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

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.

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Broken Arrow Farm

Paul and Bailey Eitel of Newcastle, Wyoming are no strangers to hard work, ingenuity and agricultural opportunity. Their passion for farm-to-table wholesome food products has driven the genesis of Broken Arrow Farm, where they raise and harvest over 800 fryer chickens for their local community each year.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
February 26, 2020 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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