Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well.Read More
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.Read More
My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain leaves the open-air chicken pens and runs in puddles.Read More
Of all homestead poultry projects, raising backyard turkeys seems to appeal to the least number of people. Turkeys are amazingly stupid — from the newly hatched poults who can starve to death while trampling in their feed because they haven’t learned where to find it, to the hens who lay their eggs standing up.Read More
Need some ideas for how to make deviled eggs for your next party or holiday? We’ve gathered three of our favorite recipes for making deviled eggs, just for you!Read More
I encountered many surprises when I first started raising backyard chickens, but one I hadn’t expected was the uneven cycle of egg production.Read More
Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. She left the meeting as poultry leader.
Although she holds a master’s degree in crop science, she didn’t have any poultry experience.
If you’re in the business of selling eggs, it’s important to have the best chickens for eggs. Whether they’re green, brown or white, those eggs are the commodity you’re selling so they’ve got to be top-notch and plentiful.Read More