Keeping Bourbon Red Turkeys

When planning our farm, the thought of sitting down to lunch with a fresh roast heritage turkey sandwich or celebrating a holiday feast with a tasty home-raised bird was too good to pass up. In addition to keeping chickens on our little homestead, we decided to raise turkey. There are many breeds of turkey to choose from, so picking the type we wanted was a lot of fun...
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Growing protein: keeping chickens for meat

Reality check time! When we started to think about raising poultry, I had the misconception that a chicken is a chicken is a chicken. They come in different colors but it's the same bird, right? LOL. There are many many breeds of chicken each with different traits. I've since learned that the modern meat chicken, sometimes called a "broiler" or "cornish x", is...
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Coturnix Revolution

If I only wanted to buy one book about keeping quail, this would be it. The Coturnix will hatch in 18 days, reaches maturity in 7 weeks, and will lay almost an egg per day. Quail eggs contain 6x Vitamin B1, 15x Vitamin B2 than chicken eggs, and contain good cholesterols call  high-density lipoproteins, which actually reduce the risk of heart attack. A single quail can be s...
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