Brooding one species of bird by anotherâ€”a chicken by a turkey, for exampleâ€”is possible, though you need to be mindful and success isn’t guaranteed.
Chickens are worth more than eggs and meat. Consider these usable poultry byproducts, from decorative feathers to fertilizer, that your flock can produce.
Chicken bone broth is delicious and nutritious, so make and can some to sustain you and yours over the cold winter months. (Bonus: You can even use your extra roosters.)
Dual-purpose chicken breeds are great for both laying eggs and providing meat for the dinner table. Here are some of the most popular breeds.