Thinking Beyond the Chicken
Most backyard flock keepers are introduced to the world of domesticated poultry by the chicken. There is plenty of easily accessible information about chickens, chickens lay the eggs that Americans are most familiar with eating, and chickens make great pets….
People keep poultry for many reasons, but one of the most common is for food. Healthy poultry provide eggs and fresh eggs from happy, healthy birds taste good and are good for you. Obviously, chickens are the most popular eggs,…
Poultryman Goes to China, Part 3 of a 3 Part Series
At any grocery store in China there is no packaging on the chickens for sale there. When you are shopping for for chicken, you just start grabbing them with your bare hands and looking through a pile of chicken carcasses….
4 Tips on Raising Gamebirds for Release
People raise birds like quail, pheasants, turkeys and partridge for many reasons. One often cited reason is for release. Just as some people raise swans so they can enjoy seeing them, people raise game birds for the joy of knowing…
Coturnix Quail – Good Food & Fast Production
ne of the most popular species that is raised for food production is the Coturnix, also known as Japanese quail. Coturnix are a good choice because they don’t need lots of space, they grow quickly and hens lay about 300 eggs per year, given adequate lighting.