No products in the cart.

Backyard Basics

Chicken and Egg: Raising dual purpose chickens

I recently got a question from Lorraine, a backyard chicken farmer. Lorraine asks: “I am a backyard farmer and want to do free range chickens for meat and eggs. Can I use the mass produced broiler chicks for this? I hate putting my chickens in small cages. How long does it take for the chickens …

Chicken and Egg: Raising dual purpose chickens Read More »

Domuvore: add it to your vocabulary!

I remember traveling to Cuba on behalf of the Ontario government in the early 1990’s. This was an agriculture mission, working with the Cuban government on strategies for improving poultry, swine and dairy production. The experience was tremendous, as I realized the beauty of the country, the diverse culture, and the respect and appreciation the …

Domuvore: add it to your vocabulary! Read More »

A word on standards…

As fun, rewarding, and interesting as raising your own chickens can be, it’s also work! Great and worthwhile work, but work nonetheless. Paying attention to the details while raising chickens in their environment is really important. Being a chicken manager isn’t the easiest or hardest thing you’ll ever do, but it’s worth it! It is …

A word on standards… Read More »