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.

Cold-Hardiness Flock
When you breed your own flock, you can choose which traits to select for, such as cold-hardiness.
Photo by Naomi Wilson