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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
November 25, 2019 · · 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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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few …

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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 Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter …

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The Emotional Gauntlet of Raising Meat Chickens & Other Livestock
March 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites “You’re raising meat chickens? You horrible, heartless human.” It’s a constant fight, isn’t it? And there are many sides on the battlefield. Those that don’t eat meat, …

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Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Free radicals happen. They happen to us humans, and they happen to our chickens. They are unstable molecules that damage body cells, impair immunity and contribute to …

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Chicken Breed Does Affect Taste and Texture
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites As with all types of livestock, chicken breed does indeed affect meat taste and texture. In my book, Sheep Success, I showed several examples of very popular …

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Broad-breasted Vs. Heritage Turkeys
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Though frozen turkeys reside in your grocery store all year, they become the main attraction during the final two months. Many like the idea of heritage turkeys …

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Homemade Cream Puffs and Eclairs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites The first time I made cream puffs was for a client during my catering days. At the time I could make just about any kind of dessert, …

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Recipes: Time for Pi(e) — Chicken Potpie & Chicken/Spinach Pie

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota Yes, it’s that time of the year again, time to get your nerd on and celebrate National Pi Day! This …

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