What Eggs-actly Do You Know About Eggs?

[Repost from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx%5D What really do you know about eggs other than they make a delicious breakfast? Well, Falco's Heritage Farm and Capper's Farmer are here to answer all your egg-related questions! Production of an egg typically takes about 11 ½ days. Typically, enough hormone is released to develop only one …

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Kickin’ Tail and Takin’ Names!

[repost from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx%5D Heritage breed birds have an immense amount of genetically passed down skills that are a resource for poultry-raisers to utilize.  From parenting skills to foraging abilities to predator evasion, a heritage breed bird outshines their industrial breed counterpart. There was quite a hull-a-baa-loo occurring outside.  Rushing outdoors, 22 …

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Breeding a New Breed

Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

[reposted from my Capper's Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. These super-sized industrial breeds grow very, very, very quickly. The industrial breeds such as the Cornish Cross are …

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GMOs and the Farmer

Current State of the Farmer in the USA It is my desire to have you all know that I deeply respect my fellow farmers. You will never hear from me a degrading personal remark for those in the profession.  Farmers have been vilified by our culture for environmental reasons, farm management practices and all sorts …

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