Bird Selection

Breeding Backyard Chickens

2024-04-11T20:17:08-07:00

How to Hatch Success: Unraveling the Basics and Secrets of Successful Chicken Breeding    When we think about our chickens, especially in the laying industry, our thoughts may immediately drift to delicious ready-to-eat eggs from mature hens (after being cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, of course!). But if you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you want to take your operation a step further—and breed chickens, fertilize eggs, and raise baby chicks! The first level of this starts with breeding, so continue reading to learn more about how to breed your flock, choose chickens, and know

Breeding Backyard Chickens2024-04-11T20:17:08-07:00

Nutrition for Turkeys

2024-04-03T16:20:13-07:00

Let’s Talk Turkey about Feeding Turkeys!   So you’ve found yourself raising a turkey (or maybe even a couple) for some unique companionship or healthy white meat. Whatever the reason may be, it’s pretty easy to realize that turkeys are much different from chickens and other birds. In other words when it comes to nutrition (and husbandry), turkeys are not just big chickens!   To that point, turkeys, at all stages of development, require different nutritional needs than your average backyard chicken. If you’re confused about what you should feed your turkey, keep reading to get informed about the basics

Nutrition for Turkeys2024-04-03T16:20:13-07:00

Best Meat Producing Chicken Breeds

2024-04-03T14:57:13-07:00

Grill it, fry it, throw it in the oven! Over a dozen ways to prepare it and hundreds of recipes later, the chicken finally ends up on your plate, but if you’re here you’re probably starting at the first step of the process: actually raising the chicken. Fret not, because we’ll discuss the basics of raising poultry for meat and the best breeds you can choose.   The Basics   You may have heard of the term broiler before. Within the poultry industry, a broiler is any chicken that’s raised for meat, and they’re processed at about six to eight

Best Meat Producing Chicken Breeds2024-04-03T14:57:13-07:00
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