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Second in a three part series. Dr. Jacquie Jacob shares her research on how to effectively use heritage breeds for small-scale meat production operations. As discussed in Part 1 of this three part series, we ran a study at the University of Kentucky poultry research farm comparing three heritage breeds (Black Australorp, Barred Plymouth Rock […]Read more »
First of a three part series. Dr. Jacquie Jacob shares her research on how to effectively use heritage breeds for small-scale meat production operations. Small-Scale Chicken Production Small-scale broiler chicken enterprises are often competing with large commercial companies for a share of the consumer market. But there are ways that small producers can differentiate themselves […]Read more »
If you are a small flock owner who breeds their own chickens, how do you ensure genetic diversity, but also maintain the integrity of your heritage breeds? Jennifer Sartell shares useful tips about “Clan mating.” For the past few years I have been concentrating on raising high quality Buff Orpingtons. When I say “high quality”, […]Read more »