Heritage pigs are great for pasturing, but they pack on more fat than feed-efficient breeds. As long as you know what to do with it, fat can be a very good thing.
Do you have your heart set on a particular breed of chicks for your flock? Consult one of these sources to help you find what you want.
This round of contenders, led by a goat, is nearly all mugshots. It also contains a camelid, a chicken, a pig and a horse—and an adorable pair of donkeys.
The free-range method is easy to put into action. It provides the tastiest, most nutritious eggs and meat while letting chickens fulfill their destiny as hunters and peckers.
With the holidays just days away, here are my top five choices for chicken-keeper gifts … for those who still need to spread some Christmas cheer.
Regardless of where you get your chicks, you need to provide them a warm, safe place to grow until they can join the flock. You can purchase a brooder or build one yourself.
The phrase is borrowed from the Slow Food movement, and it reflects a desire to pasture-raise breeds that take longer to reach market but have advantages over the industry’s choice.