Birdie Hygiene

[repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] We all enjoy a good bath, right?  Well your birds are no different.  They enjoy preening, bathing and cleaning themselves as well.  It is an important natural behavior which keeps your birds healthy and happy. Waterfowl (Ducks Bathing) Ducks, geese and other waterfowl bath similar to the …

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3 Pointers to Raising Turkeys Well

[Repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx%5D Those who visit my farm immediately realize my affection for turkeys.  They are, by far, my favorite bird.  Extraordinarily social and affectionate, my turkeys outshine all of my other birds with their expressive personalities. Raising heritage breed turkeys for profit can seem unmanageable.  Heritage breed turkeys are not …

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3 Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes You Need To Make Tonight

Baked Egg Custard 4 large Eggs 3 cups Whole Milk 1 cup Honey or Maple Syrup 1 tsp Vanilla 1/4 tsp Nutmeg Pinch of Salt Bring milk, salt and nutmeg to a low simmer.  Whisk eggs, honey and vanilla well, until it is a pale yellow. Temper the eggs by slowly drizzling in simmered milk …

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Kickin’ Tail and Takin’ Names!

[repost from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx%5D Heritage breed birds have an immense amount of genetically passed down skills that are a resource for poultry-raisers to utilize.  From parenting skills to foraging abilities to predator evasion, a heritage breed bird outshines their industrial breed counterpart. There was quite a hull-a-baa-loo occurring outside.  Rushing outdoors, 22 …

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The Easier-Than-Chicken, Egg-Laying Bird You Can Raise Indoors

Written by: Ashley Hetrick Keeping backyard chickens is a great way to begin your journey toward self-sufficiency, but the term “backyard chickens” implies that you have a backyard. What if you’re living in a small apartment, hoping perhaps one day to move to land, but wishing you could get experience to try your hand at …

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Your Baby Ducklings Have Arrived! Now what…

[Repost from my blog on Capper Farmer: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/farm-and-home/poultry/your-baby-ducklings-and-goslings-have-arrived-now-what.aspx ] Ducklings & Gosling from Hatchery Baby ducks and geese are a joy to raise; at least for the first three days. Raising ducklings from the hatchery is a messy business indeed from day four through day twenty-eight. In my experience, ducklings and goslings are more fragile …

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Joel Salatin: The Promise of Regenerative Farming

by Chris Martenson, Joel Salatin, originally published by Peak Prosperity  | Mar 15, 2016 Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week. Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in …

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Breeding a New Breed

Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

[reposted from my Capper's Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. These super-sized industrial breeds grow very, very, very quickly. The industrial breeds such as the Cornish Cross are …

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4 Forgotten Meat-Preservation Methods Of The 1800s

Written by: James Walton The struggle to keep and store enough food is not a new problem, and as far back as 12,000 B.C., there is evidence of food preservation. The greatest tools to the ancients would have been sun and wind. Of course, we also can look to the Native Americans to learn how …

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Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

http://www.cappersfarmer.com/farm-and-home/poultry/raising-heritage-breed-chickens-for-meat.aspx (Capper's Farmer Repost) Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat 10/7/2015 9:45:00 AM By Rachel Falco Tags: Chickens, raising heritage breeds, Rachel Falco Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. These super-sized industrial …

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