Spring Poultry Primer

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The ducklings on their first day outside.

Pekin ducklings are raised for meat and eggs.

Getting Started with Poultry this Spring

Are you thinking about getting started with chickens or other poultry this year? Or maybe you are considering some new kinds of birds? I’ve shared some posts dealing with how to raise poultry that you may find helpful. Take a gander (or a goose) and click on the links that interest you!

How to Hatch Chicks in an Incubator

How to Care for Day Old Chicks

How to Raise Turkeys

Raising Ducks for Meat

Raising Meat Chickens

One dozen duck eggs in a neat little row.

One dozen duck eggs in a neat little row.

If you already have poultry, you might be noticing an increase in egg production with the longer days. Here are some ideas for using those extra eggs…

What to do With Extra Eggs

 

I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather in your area!


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7 comments on “Spring Poultry Primer

  1. Larry McChesney

    These were several insightful and informative atricles. I’m VERY close to retirement and I want to become more self sufficient, so I read everything I can. Folks such as yourself provede thie best information available, and I thank you for it.
    Y hafta ask: is it true that turkeys must be brought in from the rain, else they will drown standing up? Heard this my whole life but don’t know wheather or not to believe it.
    Thanks again and best wishes.
    Larry

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Larry,
      Thank you! I never had a problem with turkeys drowning themselves in the rain. I think it’s an old wives tale to be honest. I raised the Broad Breasted White and Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys and they are the least intelligent of the turkeys, I think…but still never had a problem with this happening. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for visiting and best wishes with your retirement and self sufficient living! Let me know how you like being retired!

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  2. Elizabeth in MI

    It looks like we will be moving out of the village limits next month so my very first flock is just weeks away. I CAN’T WAIT!!! I’m pinning this post for quick reference. Thanks for all the great info!

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      That is super wonderful, Elizabeth! Congrats! Let me know how your move goes and how the new flock gets along πŸ™‚ Thanks for pinning!

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  3. Michelle Oaks

    It just amazes me the difference between free range eggs and store bought. We much prefer home grown whenever possible of anything and everything πŸ™‚
    Glad to see you sharing your knowledge and trying to get others interested in the homesteading/self-sufficiency lifestyle.
    We are on a mission to become as self-sufficient as we possibly can. My son & I have published a book available on amazon with the second in the series due out soon in hopes that the information will help many in their journey to becoming more self sufficient as we feel that so much of this basic knowledge of our ancestors has been lost nowadays

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