Poultry 101

The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

Owning guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors!

When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in Lincolnshire, he didn’t mention the bird life, so it was an unexpected delight to be greeted by a flock of guinea fowl on arrival.

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Call Ducks
December 30, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Originally, Call ducks were decoy birds whose loud call attracted wild birds down where hunters could shoot them. As duck hunting has declined in popularity, Call breeders found a new way to keep the breed alive. They kept them cute.

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Tips for Naturally Brooding Heritage Turkeys
December 30, 2020 · · Poultry 101

With self-sufficiency gaining popularity, you may be considering expanding your flock beyond just chickens. Why not add heritage turkeys to your farm?

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Poultry Homesteading Hacks for 2021
December 29, 2020 · · Poultry 101

We reached out to some of the most popular YouTubers to get the best 2021 homesteading hacks for raising poultry. Whether you’re a veteran or just getting into the hobby these tips will increase your productivity and efficiency.

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Raising Exotic Pheasant Species
December 28, 2020 · · Poultry 101

In this beautifully illustrated article, we dip our toes into the exotic pheasant species you will want to add to your homestead.

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is among one of our favorites. As our family farm continues to grow, we thought that perhaps adding geese to our property would be a boon for our holiday festivities.

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter weather in great shape.

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol.

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
December 17, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will outlive those that roost in trees. Guinea fowl have been reported to have lived to be 17 years or older, but unfortunately, more lose their lives to predators than to old age.

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
December 2, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, …

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