Category: Chicken

  • Can Chickens Have Eggs Without a Rooster?

    Can Chickens Have Eggs Without a Rooster?

    Female chickens (hens) are well-known for producing delicious eggs packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Each egg they produce boasts 13 essential nutrients. Roosters are essential in fertilizing eggs and hatching chicks, while hens can lay eggs without needing the assistance of a male rooster. Hens will continue producing eggs based on their sexual maturity,…

  • How to Buy Meat From Local Farmers

    How to Buy Meat From Local Farmers

    Many are reconsidering where and when they purchase meat due to global supply chain problems and food safety fears. Supporting local communities while enjoying delicious, nutritious protein will allow you to both do both at the same time! Shopping locally also gives you an opportunity to try a wider variety of cuts – not just…

  • How Do You Kill a Chicken Humanely?

    How Do You Kill a Chicken Humanely?

    If you raise poultry, regular dispatching for health purposes will become necessary. Knowing how to do it humanely is key in order to ensure the bird passes away quickly without suffering. An efficient and humane killing requires that brain activity cease and that the bird passes out immediately. To achieve this, we need to break…

  • Can You Use Chicken Stock Instead of Chicken Broth?

    Can You Use Chicken Stock Instead of Chicken Broth?

    Both chicken broth and stock can add delicious flavors, moisture, and depth of flavor to dishes, but there are distinct differences between the two ingredients. Chicken broth can be created by boiling together meat and vegetable scraps in water until a delicious broth forms, providing an enriched taste compared to plain old water. While homemade…

  • How to Clip the Wings of a Chicken

    How to Clip the Wings of a Chicken

    Some chickens are master escapists and can escape through fences into your garden or other places they shouldn’t be, making life harder on themselves and you. Clipping their wings may prevent this and keep them where they belong. Wing clipping for chickens should be fairly painless and straightforward. To effectively clip their wings, just be…