Chicken-keepers can mitigate the cost of feed only so much. The real savings are in efficiencies we can employ in the feeding process.
In part two of this three-part series, we look past buying chicks. Here are the basics on how to incubate and hatch eggs to start or expand your flock.
Do you wonder whether your breakfast egg could have developed into a chick? Here are ways to distinguish between fertilized and non-fertilized eggs.
Incubators were all the rage in the early 20th century, but plenty of advice also existed on incubation and hatching via broodies.
Keeping poultry opens your eyes to a world most fowl: rubber chickens on bicycles and in recycle bins, chicken sculptures and costumes at Scandinavian castles, and poultry yard art in the American Midwest.