The APA began as an association for those breeders. Showing their birds and winning competitions helped the breeders because they could tell their customers “This bird is directly descended from the bird that won the XYZ prize at the 19XX American Poultry Association Show.” The shows and competitions were so popular that, in the beginning, more birds than could be judged were brought in. The first couple of competitions didn’t work out because there were too many birds, not enough judges, and no standard by which the birds could be judged.
As surprising as it may seem, wings are currently the most valuable part of a chicken to the commercial poultry industry. Large scale chicken producers are able to sell wings for even more per pound than boneless, skinless breasts. Apparently,…
There are many motivations for operating a business. One of the most important for Tyler Danke is the possibility of becoming a source of gainful employment through running a successful business. Currently, Purely Poultry employs Tyler. However, the company also works with several other small businesses, providing economic stimulus in a viable, sustainable manner.
If you cook a duck egg and expect it to look and taste like a big chicken egg you will be disappointed. The texture of a duck egg is a bit different than a chicken egg prompting reports that duck eggs are “rubbery.” The increased protein and fat content of duck eggs make them richer, which in turn makes them particularly suited to baking, especially desserts.
There are many negative consequences of our industrial agriculture system. The poultry industry relies on monocultures of monotypic birds which push the other breeds into a downward spiral of lower numbers, lower meat and egg production, inbreeding, and finally extinction….