Many of these heritage poultry breeds date back to early America, when farmers needed birds that were cold-hardy and good for eggs as well as meat.
Chicks, ducklings and goslings are available from many sources. Here are some pros and cons of each, as well as the idea of buying grown birds.
Winter preparation is different for chickens than for geese and ducks. Here’s what we do to make sure our birds are warm and dry enough in the cold months.