Poultry 101

Shetland Geese and Steinbacher Geese
November 18, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The Shetland and Steinbacher geese are both listed as critical — the most severe listing from The Livestock Conservancy. This means that there are fewer than 500 birds in the U.S., with five or fewer primary breeding flocks (50 birds or more), and less than 1,000 around the world.

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Breed Profile: Narragansett Turkey
November 18, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The Narragansett turkey is a heritage variety of American origin, valued for its hardiness, self-sufficiency, excellent mothering skills, and superior flavor.

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Raising Heritage Breed Chocolate Turkeys
November 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Keeping turkeys is more challenging than raising any other poultry. When we made the decision to add turkeys, we researched heritage turkey breeds. Our desire is to help …

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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
November 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites How can you ensure you purchase a hormone-free turkey this year? What is a heritage turkey, and why is it so expensive for being so small? Are …

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – Guinea fowl are crazy. I always describe them as the wild toddlers of the flock. That being said, we would never be without …

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Keeping Guinea Fowl Safe
November 9, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Guinea fowl are unique in the poultry world. Anyone who has ever kept guinea fowl will know exactly what I am referring to. If you are wondering …

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Guinea–Chicken Hybrid: Can Chickens and Guineas Breed?
November 9, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Guinea–chicken hybrids are an unusual phenomenon, as nature does not favor the cross, leading to health issues and early death.

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Showing Poultry 101
November 6, 2021 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few simple pointers, you can be on your way to success.

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Practical Uses for Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine If you are thinking about a gaggle of geese, first consider the purposes they will serve on your farm. The practical applications of …

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Breed Profile: Narragansett Turkey
November 4, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites The boys certainly do put on a big show for the gals. Photo by Larry Fiske. Origin: Named after Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, developed in the 1700s …

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