heritage-turkey

Training a Chicken or Turkey to Come When Called
May 12, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Dogs and dolphins aren’t the only animals you can train to come when called. Almost any mammal will “come” for food … even backyard chickens and turkeys. Here are some …

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Narragansett Turkey: November Breed of the Month
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Breed of the Month: Narragansett Turkey Origin: Named after Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, developed in the 1700s from crosses of domestic turkeys brought from Europe and Eastern wild turkeys. “Improved and …

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

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 consumerism have altered …

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Six Heritage Turkey Breeds on the Farm

By Steve & Sharon Ashman – We thought you would enjoy a side-by-side comparison of the six heritage turkey breeds that we raise on our heritage turkey farm. We have been raising heritage …

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Keeping Jersey Buff Turkeys on a Heritage Turkey Farm

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 the fall or …

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Raising Heritage Breed Chocolate Turkeys
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Keeping turkeys is more challenging than raising any other poultry. When we made the decision to add turkeys, we researched heritage turkey breeds. Our desire is to help preserve at least …

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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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 standard turkeys raised …

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The Evolution of Turkey Farming

By Doug Ottinger – Ah, the glory of Thanksgiving and turkey farming in the past. Norman Rockwell painted the picture that memorializes in our minds what the holidays of yesteryear …

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
March 1, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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, but for those …

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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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