- A Comparison and Evaluation of Heritage Breed Broiler Chickens on Pasture by Wesley Hunter
- "Economics of Heritage Breeds" blog post by Wesley Hunter
- Providence Farm Blog
- Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
TBF 059 :: Selecting Heritage Meat Chickens, Farm News, and a Hard Lesson Learned
**As I transition to www.TheBeginningFarmer.com I am quickly realizing I'm not as web savvy as I had hoped! In the meantime I will be posting here as well for those of you subscribed through RSS ... and hopefully will have that fixed soon.**
I have to admit that this episode (and the following episode) is one that I was very excited about doing for purely selfish reasons. I am super excited to have Wesley Hunter of Providence Farm on the show to talk about heritage breed meat chickens. This is a topic that is on my mind a lot because I just haven't been able to find a replacement for the birds that I was able to raise a few years ago. Through the help of a SARE Grant Wes was able to do some great on-farm research comparing a variety of heritage meat chickens for things like feed efficiencies, dressed weight percentage, total feed consumption, and even an unscientific taste test. It would not be a stretch to say this is one of the best episodes to date! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below and Wes or I will take time to answer them. Helpful Links from Today's Episode:
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