Poultry 101

From Backyards to Factory Farms: The Evolution of Poultry Farming in America
March 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “The evolution of the chicken industry over the past century has simply been an extraordinary demonstration of the power of science to transform our daily lives,” says …

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Raising Giant Dewlap Toulouse Geese and Heritage Narragansett Turkeys

Add to Favorites On a lark I was asked by my great friend Erin to take a ride with her and help her pick out a pair of Giant Dewlap …

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Get to Know Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine — If you are a backyard farmer considering poultry but think that geese are disruptive and overly aggressive, think again. While it is true …

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
March 1, 2019 · · 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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Tips for Buying and Selling at a Poultry Swap Meet
March 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Chicken or poultry swap meets are events where the buying, selling, and trading of poultry and livestock is carried out. The event is usually hosted by a …

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Showing Poultry 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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The Toulouse Goose

Add to Favorites Story and Photos By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine When you envision a goose, chances are that the image that appears in your head is the familiar gray shape …

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The Roman Goose

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine Roman geese bring history and a unique appearance to the farm. Their carriage and plumage are swanlike, and their lineage …

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The Sebastopol Goose

Add to Favorites Story and Photos by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine Sebastopol geese form a surreal and intriguing spectacle drifting across a pond or foraging around your backyard. With feathers every …

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California Photos by Erin Krier Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. …

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