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The Ayam Cemani is a striking and unique breed that is becoming increasingly popular among U.S. breeders and backyard poultry owners. Because of their rarity, they are expensive birds and you need to carefully vet sellers to make sure that you are getting what you pay for. If you want an all black bird, with […]Read more »
The Sultan or Serai Taook Part of our Breed Profiles series, the Sultan chicken originated in Turkey as an ornamental bird. History The breed first arrived from Turkey to England in 1854. Known as the Serai Taook in Turkey, this rare breed had been bred as an ornamental meat bird for the royal court in […]Read more »
Delicious turkey meatloaf recipe with a veggie twist from Traci DeLore. Mom’s meatloaf might have been one of your favorites growing up. However, if you’re looking for ways to cut back on red meat, this flavorful meatloaf made with lean ground turkey will soon be your new favorite. My now-grown children still love this meatloaf. Little […]Read more »
Amy Fewell helps you set up the right kind of habitat for your quail. The number of homesteaders keeping domestic quail is growing by leaps and bounds. Quail are an incredible meat and egg source, especially if you live on a small property. Some people even keep quail in apartments and on balconies––they’re truly that […]Read more »
The following 12 episodes have been designed for new and aspiring chicken owners. Charlotte French and Zach Foley chat in-depth about everything from hatching eggs and raising chicks to feeding, housing, and protecting adult birds. Episode 1 – Choosing Your Breeds Zach and Charlotte discuss various popular breeds, their attributes, and what resources are […]Read more »
How do you make the most out of your chicken flock? Matthew Wilkinson shares his thoughtful and practical perspective on the difficult task of processing your chickens. Early Foraging Lessons In middle school, I was obsessed with the book Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbins. I’d rush home from school, grab the book, and […]Read more »
Blogger Shelby DeVore shares information about pumpkins, which are full of vitamins and other nutrients that your chickens and other poultry will love. When my husband and I bought our house several years ago, someone told us that we needed to put out horse apples or hedge apples (fruit of the Osage-orange tree, Maclura pomifera) […]Read more »
Blogger Kaylee Vaughn shows us how to make a spooky snack with these homemade Halloween deviled egg mummies! I’m always looking for new ways to use our farm fresh eggs! Deviled eggs are a favorite snack in our house and they also make a great appetizer to share with family and friends during parties and gatherings! […]Read more »
Want to start a chicken business? Liz Fulghum has fantastic suggestions to help you get set up. Keeping chickens can easily turn into a rather addictive hobby. If you have the space for it, it’s usually not long before a small flock turns into a larger flock. After all, it’s hard to resist the cute […]Read more »
There is a lot to consider when building your first coop. Here are 5 top ideas to consider from blogger Michele Cook. Chicken coops are easy to build. You can start with something pre-made like a shed or you can start from scratch. Either way there are a few things you will need to consider when […]Read more »