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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

This year-round chicken care calendar should help you know what to expect when starting your own flock.

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Raising Turkeys for Meat and Income
December 15, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising meat turkeys is an adventure on many levels. Jeremy Chartier shares some of his experiences with raising meat turkeys so you can start off on the right foot.

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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain.

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
November 5, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

I titled this article “How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” Perhaps a better title would be “How I Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.”

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Easy Holiday Meal with Roast Turkey
November 2, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Whether it’s an elaborate feast with the perfect roast turkey or a simple supper, holidays are a time to give thanks for our abundant blessings, and to …

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Simple Turkey Brine Techniques
November 2, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

We love our turkey dinners, especially toward the end of the year, but we’ve all suffered from dry, tasteless white meat that must be smothered in gravy to be palatable.

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Build a Chicken Run and Coop from Recycled Materials
August 29, 2022 · · Coops

If you want some great ideas on how to build a chicken coop using local and recycled materials, look at these great stories for inspiration.

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Raising Geese for Meat: A Home-Grown Holiday Goose
August 23, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well.

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
August 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of chickens to start a backyard flock.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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