Book Review: Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens

Review by Joanne Jackson Johnson The Third Edition of Recipe for Raising Chickens appeared in 2009, almost twenty five years after the First and Second Editions.   It has reappeared, likely, because of a renewed interest in a more humane way of raising food animals and birds. These days, many small scale and urban farmers interested […]

Family Tree Farms Organic Turkeys

Originally from Ontario, Melanie and Shawn Jennings met in Powell River on the Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia. Melanie was working at the local u-brew and Shawn was a general labourer. Five years later, they were ready to start their own organic farm. Finding ample property at an affordable price, however, meant casting an eye across the province to find […]

Free Fowl: Outdoor Access and Summer Shelter Design for Poultry

By Jane Morrigan In a well designed outdoor arrangement, poultry are able to forage, explore, have dust baths, stretch their wings and socialize. The healthy expression of natural poultry behaviour is beneficial in many ways, such as reducing aggression in the flock. It also promotes exercise, which leads to stronger bones and reduced risk of […]

On a Wing and a Prayer: The Urban Chicken Keeping Movement

Henriette (not her real name) greets me enthusiastically at the door of her large home in an affluent southwest Edmonton neighbourhood. “Come on in, the ‘girls’ are in the garage,” she explains. It is mid-winter and Henriette has decided to offer her two Plymouth Rock hens refuge from the cold in the attached double garage. […]

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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