Heritage turkeys are smaller than broad breasted turkeys, and they are not hybridized for massive meat production like the broad-breasted varieties are. Instead, they retain many of the natural wild turkey characteristics…and this means they can fly! Weren’t Mr. V. and I surprised to find them roosting in the branch (well over my head) of […]
It’s a debate that sparks heated arguments: should you allow your chickens to free range or not? On one hand you have the chickens who absolutely love to be outdoors playing in the grass and chasing bugs. On the other side, we all want the best for their safety and chickens have a lot of […]
Chickens can be expensive. Even if you don’t count the coop, the feed and bedding are monthly expenses that add up a lot! I’ve tried many different ways to make money from my chickens but the most profitable way just fell into my lap! When I started with chickens, I decided to hatch the chicks […]
For the past couple decades, chickens have been growing in popularity as people become more interested in knowing where their food comes from, and the desire to live a more natural lifestyle. But they are more than just egg factories, they make excellent pets!
Everyone wants the right fit for their farm when raising birds for meat! Learn the difference between the broad-breasted and the heritage turkey, which one best suits your homestead and your family’s need!
One of the best things about small residential flocks of chickens is that they tend to be exceptionally healthy. Many of the chicken diseases that affect larger commercial flocks are just not a big deal for small backyard homesteaders. However, there are a few chicken diseases you should be aware of, just in case. Some […]