Poultry 101

The Toulouse Goose

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 of a Toulouse. …

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The Roman Goose

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 traces back more …

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The Sebastopol Goose

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 which-way, the appearance …

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

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. She left the …

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The African Goose

Story and Photos By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine A flock of African geese make a graceful sight in the barnyard. Their long necks and unique beaks lend elegance to their full, …

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Feed and Care for Geese

By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine Geese are low maintenance, hardy birds who will outlive many other farmyard fowl and are comfortable in a wide range of environments. You can keep geese …

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Raising Quail Outdoors

By Carole West, Garden Up Green Living on small acreage seems to welcome a lot of challenges when you have a lot of goals to accomplish. Since moving to the country …

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Practical Uses for Geese

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 geese are often …

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Button Quail: Adorable By Any Name
March 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Button quail, which are also known as Chinese painted quail, Chung-Chi, Asian blue quail or blue- breasted quail, are well, cute as a button! The smallest of the true quail, …

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The Duclair Duck

By Stuart Sutton The Duclair duck is a cousin of the more widely known Rouen duck, both coming from Normandy, France. In fact, the geographical area of origin for the two breeds is only …

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