Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Chickens in American Today

Did you know, according to Mother Earth Magazine, 99% of all Chickens used in "Farming" today are Genetic Hybrid Layers and Meat Production birds? 

Only 1% of Chickens breeds for meat and eggs for American families are traditional breeds.

Out of that 1%, far fewer are actually raised to Breed standards. Most of that 1% are simply Hatchery stock that, sadly, barely resembles the breed whose name they bear.

Do something radical.

Purchase your poultry from a real person who is working to not only retain the type the breed should have, but who raises the breed in a way which actually makes it a heritage animal. . .

Bearing the name alone does not a heritage animal Make.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington