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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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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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The African Goose

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Feed and Care for Geese

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Practical Uses for Geese

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When raising chicks, you want to be sure that they grow healthy feathers. Feathers provide temperature control and protection from the elements. They are essential to your …

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Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger If you are a poultry owner, there is a good chance you might also have a garden. If your garden is healthy and growing, the weeds …

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