Poultry Breeds and Species

By Staff
1 / 3
2 / 3
3 / 3

Poultry Breeds and Species



In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Kellsey Trimble, of Grit, sat down with Alison Martin from the Livestock Conservancy and Cindy Gibson from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss popular poultry breeds and species that you may want to add to your homestead.

Our Podcast Guests Include



Kellsey Trimble, managing editor of Grit, enjoys immersing herself in the homestead lifestyle as frequently as possible. We were happy to have her on this episode as she continues to enjoy backyard poultry and is expand her expertise on self-sufficient living. You can find Kellsey’s blog, Thistle Moon Ridge, on Grit.com.

Alison Martin, PhD is the Livestock Conservancy’s Executive Director. She has more than 20 years in poultry science, specializing in health and vaccine development. She was a key leader on the world’s first in ovo (in the egg) vaccine for coccidiosis. Alison has a PhD in Genetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she specialized in disease resistance in poultry.

Cindy Gibson is president of Guinea Fowl International, an organization founded to support responsible guinea-keeping and to educate on the care and habits of guinea fowl. She first acquired guineas to help combat a grasshopper infestation on her Texas ranch, and now keeps more than 100 guinea fowl (along with her chickens, ducks, and grazing animals). She helps new guinea-keepers, and frequently speaks to groups about the why-and-how to incorporate guinea-keeping into a landscape or farm. In particular, she helps dispel some of the myths and misinformation that has led some to unsuccessful attempts at guinea-keeping.

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

Guinea Fowl International

Livestock Conservancy

The Big List of Heritage Chicken Breeds

 Chicken Breeds: Choosing Your Backyard Flock

 Raising Guinea Fowl: A Low-Maintenance Flock

An Introduction to Raising Geese

A Homestead Guide to Domesticated Ducks

Heritage Turkey Breeds for Homesteaders

Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may pique your interests!

To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page!

Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for an opportunity to see our podcast guest live!

 The Mother Earth News and Friends podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.