Poultry 101

Guide to Domestic Goose Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Most domestic goose breeds have been developed primarily to raise for meat, although some are bred with emphasis on ornamental attributes, such as curly feathers or head …

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Raising Geese and Ducks on Pasture

Add to Favorites By Steve Edwards – The term “pastured poultry” usually brings to mind some type of free-range chicken enterprise. Chickens can be free-ranged for meat or egg production, but …

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Heritage Chicken Breeds and Other Poultry
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Some of us raise poultry for fun. Others want eggs or meat. But some take activism further and save heritage chicken breeds from extinction. Modern times and …

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All About Heavy Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – Geese, long ago domesticated and a companion to human agriculture, are losing ground. Backyard chickens are popular and easy to keep, but breeding full-size …

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Keeping Jersey Buff Turkeys on a Heritage Turkey Farm

Add to Favorites By Christina Allen – Of the few people keeping flocks of heritage turkeys, most seem to either just buy a few poults to raise for harvesting in …

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Breed Profile: Cayuga Duck

Add to Favorites By Holly Fuller – Cayuga ducks are a threatened breed. These beautiful, iridescent, green feathered ducks are great for their flavorful meat, egg production, show quality, and their ability to …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks in Suburbia
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Ducks can be charming companions in suburban backyards. As someone who never raised so much as a parakeet on her own, the idea that I could look out …

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Breed Profile: Pilgrim Geese

Add to Favorites By Dr. Dennis P. Smith, Photos by Barbara Grace – I’ve always loved different types of fowl and studied their traits and characteristics, including pilgrim geese. Like a lot of other poultry …

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Raising Peafowl in a Northern Climate – February/March 2019 Photo Essay

Add to Favorites By Larry FiskeChapel View Farm and Stable, West Bend, Wisconsin Photos by Alex DeFleron and Reinhold Bauer For many years after, I only raised traditional blue and …

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Adding Swans to Your Homestead

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger Often associated with legendary beauty and elegance, swans have been subjects of folk lore, written stories, dance and theatrical performances, throughout recorded history. Have you ever thought, “I would love to own a pair of those beautiful …

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