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Raising Backyard Turkeys for Meat
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Of all homestead poultry projects, raising backyard turkeys seems to appeal to the least number of people. Turkeys are amazingly stupid — from the newly hatched poults …

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Average Dozen Eggs Price Decreases Dramatically in 2016
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Average dozen egg prices in 2016 are continuing to decline due to recovery from the widespread avian influenza epidemic after skyrocketing in 2015. In the latest report from …

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Egg Facts: 5 Reasons To Eat Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Eggs add the perfect punch of protein to our diets. Raising hens for eggs means that you have easy access to one of the few high quality …

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to …

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What Does it Mean When a Chicken Lays a Lash Egg?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Ever heard of a lash egg? Odds are you probably haven’t. It can be a one-time occurrence or it can be an uncommon symptom of an illness …

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Broad-breasted Vs. Heritage Turkeys
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Though frozen turkeys reside in your grocery store all year, they become the main attraction during the final two months. Many like the idea of heritage turkeys …

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From Beet Dye to Pysanky: Decorating Your Own Flock’s Eggs

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota Using vegetable colorants, like beet dye, is a natural way to decorate Easter eggs. Or, for more of a challenge, try pysanky or …

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Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Add to Favorites Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at …

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Make Your Own Cured Salted Egg Yolks
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Raising chickens for eggs allows me to be pretty free with creating new recipes. But one trendy recipe I had yet to try was cured, salted egg …

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Why Hens Lay Weird Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Weird eggs are all part and parcel of owning chickens, but which egg oddities should cause concern, and which are incidental? Hens tend to pitch us a …

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