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

How to Interpret Misshapen Eggs

2023-04-27T23:03:34-07:00

Misshapen eggs from chickens can be caused by a variety of diseases, conditions, and environmental factors. Here are some of the most common causes of misshapen eggs: Infectious bronchitis: This is a viral respiratory disease that affects chickens and can cause misshapen eggs, as well as reduced egg production and fertility. Egg drop syndrome: This is a viral disease that can cause soft-shelled, misshapen, or shell-less eggs. This disease can also cause a decrease in egg production. While the virus is naturally occurring in waterfowl such as ducks and geese, EDS occasionally finds its way into domestic chickens Avian influenza:

How to Interpret Misshapen Eggs2023-04-27T23:03:34-07:00

Collecting Eggs: Dos and Don’ts

2022-11-10T01:33:54-08:00

Eggs are in many ways the ultimate food.  They come in their own protective shell, they can be eaten alone for breakfast, lunch or dinner and they are one of the key and healthy ingredients to many dishes including desserts.  In addition, eggs have historically served as an inexpensive source of high-quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids required by humans as part of a balanced diet. Compared to other food animals, chickens are relatively easy to raise and provide eggs in a short period of time. However, like other foods, eggs are susceptible to food-borne pathogens and can

Collecting Eggs: Dos and Don’ts2022-11-10T01:33:54-08:00
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