The real value of animals on the homestead.
Keeping a flock harmonious is an ongoing challenge on the farm, especially if you have a lot of birds or a wide variety of species. To keep any group of poultry happy, the first thing to consider is the male to female ratio. Here’s a handy breakdown of the appropriate male/female balance for various farmyard […]
Some of the words we use with birds can be a bit confusing, especially for those just starting a backyard flock. Here are some of the terms you’ll hear often, and a few of the more unique ones as well.
After a year of playing with chickens, we decided to start raising turkeys. We love it. Here are some of the basics of raising turkeys.
When I was a kid we raised every kind of farm animal you could imagine. My dad was always partial to the turkeys and he had lots of them. I hated them because the tom turkeys didn’t like my little prairie dresses blowing in the breeze and would attack me as if I were a […]
It’s easy to raise baby turkey with young chicks especially. In fact, in some times it is actually beneficial for the turkeys to be raised with chickens because the chicks will help teach newly hatched turkey babies where to find the food and water. In some less-thrifty breeds of turkey the babies don’t easily or […]