Heritage Chicken Breeding: Why Not to Rely on Chicken Hatcheries

At commercial chicken hatcheries, generations of poultry have been bred with different goals from those of the modern homesteader. Learn about heritage chicken breeding methods to achieve a hardy and productive flock.

Harvesting Greens
The author harvests greens to feed his growing flock. As a backyard flockster, you can raise supplemental feed that suits your birds and goals.
Photo by Harvey Ussery