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Knowing the anatomy of poultry can help you butcher more efficiently. Learn about the placement and processing of gizzard, crop, perineal gland and other internal poultry organs. How to Begin Before attempting to slaughter or butcher an animal, you must perform enough preliminary research to ensure that the work you do is efficient and humane. […]Read more »
College Farms are training grounds for students who want to learn about farm management, from small organic operations, to large industrial farms. C.J. Walke is the manager of Peggy Rockefeller Farms, part of The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. He shares with us the history of the farm and specifics of its […]Read more »
When I hear “designer eggs,” I immediately picture runway models rolling around in couture egg suits. But that’s not quite what designer eggs are. They aren’t beautifully painted Ukrainian eggs either. Rather designer eggs have been nutritionally augmented, usually through the chickens’ diet. The eggs are enriched with nutrients already present in eggs, such as […]Read more »
Call for Authors Community Chickens is looking for authors who are interested in writing paid articles for the website. Have a topic that you really want to dig into and share with everyone? Look over the guidelines below and send in a query!! We look forward to working with you. COMMUNITY CHICKENS Writer’s Guidelines […]Read more »
Pasture Your Poultry with a Chicken Tractor A well built chicken tractor may be the perfect home for your chickens, and a great way to aerate and fertilize the soil. For more farmstead videos and good advice visit The MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Youtube. Visit Franny’s Farm at www.FrannysFarm.comRead more »
Franny and Karissa are are sharing their love for the Plymouth Barred Rock! These birds are a hearty healthy breed that are also great parents and easy to tame! Find out more about Barred Rocks and other heritage breeds @ https://goo.gl/QV4zMA For more fomestead videos and good advice visit The MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends […]Read more »
CAMPINE CHICKEN This Breed Profile is proudly brought to you by The Livestock Conservancy! The Campine is an age old Flemish breed of poultry. How old? Julius Caesar is also said to have taken Campine chickens home with him after he had completed a spell of looting in Belgium. Campine chickens are non-sitting fowl that […]Read more »
By Krislee Johnson As a novice poultry keeper my first year with the flock was full of new learning experiences, some requiring poultry first aid. While most days I experienced free-range bliss, it was inevitable a bird would be injured or fall sick. I came up with a great starter kit that helped me care […]Read more »
Jennifer Sartell Story and photos I’ve raised chickens since 1992. So that’s what?…25 years? Sheesh! Time flies when you’re raising chickens evidently. In those 25 years, I’ve noticed something. A correlation between offering a calcium supplement and difficult hatches. When I first started raising chickens there was no internet. No chicken forums, no Community Chickens. […]Read more »
The chicken, of all the farm animals, has made our lives pretty easy as far as egg collection is concerned. Simply provide them a box, and they will deposit a neatly packaged protein source available for easy retrieval. It’s like a mailbox for breakfast. But being that the nesting box is what holds our “food […]Read more »