poultry


Establishing a small-scale, sustainable, pastured poultry operation

By Melanie Bare and Christine Ziegler-Ulsh The word sustainable is defined as “a method of harvesting or using a resource that replaces and renews the resource, rather than depleting or permanently damaging it”. In agriculture, sustainability is achieved balancing ecological … Continued

Getting started with pastured chickens, Part II

By Jean Nick Originally posted on July 14, 2005 Here’s a compilation of what we’ve learned from various sources (and trial and error) about getting started raising hens on pasture for egg production (we’ve also picked up a great deal of information on … Continued

Heritage turkeys: a fast-growing and profitable niche for adventuresome farmers

By Kristen Corselius Originally posted on November 21, 2003 This holiday season, thousands of Americans will forgo their normal Large White turkey to enjoy a different kind of bird. “Heritage” turkeys are enjoying a culinary comeback. Thanks to the joint … Continued