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“We had a beautiful rooster who hated EVERYONE except the little old neighbor lady who he would go up to for a hug and a cuddle. So strange. The garbage men left a note on the gate saying they wouldn’t collect the trash due to a vicious animal. Heck he even chased cars.”

—Laurie Weigel

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GRIT Country Skills Series6 мин. чтенияNature
Feed the Flock
The old adage “You are what you eat” certainly applies to chickens. A strong foraging instinct gives chickens the ability to naturally thrive on a wide variety of plants and insects. However, some modern backyard birds aren’t lucky enough to range co
GRIT Country Skills Series8 мин. чтенияDiet & Nutrition
Poultry on Pasture
There seems to be a widespread belief that poultry raised on pasture—call them open-range, free-range, or another buzzword—run around and meet all their protein and nutritional needs by eating only bugs and plant seeds. I often see this notion perpet
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From Total Loss to Sustainable Success
‘Hurricane Katrina was a wake-up call. It allowed us to see how close we are to dying. The hurricane is how I became a farmer.” —Yasin Muhaimin The Color of Food by Natasha Bowens, (New Society Publishers, 2015) teaches us that the food and farm move