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Cooking Heritage Chicken

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Chickens are on my mind at the moment as we are butchering the excess roosters from the chicks we bought last fall. My husband believes that there are few finer meals than fried chicken dinner (preferably with corn on the … Continue reading

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Stopping a Broody Hen

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A while back I did a post on the issue of broody hens; what a great thing they are and how to manage them. There’s another side to this issue, however. Sometimes you have a hen trying to go broody … Continue reading

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A New Plan for Chickens: Part IV

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Now let’s talk about the breeding flocks. First, a quick recap of genetics here, just to make sure we’re all on the same page. A chicken gets half its genes from mom and half from dad. In addition, chickens within … Continue reading

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