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How to Dehydrate Chicken Meat at Home

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Fr Have you ever considered dehydrating chicken meat to preserve it for later use? Learning to dehydrate chicken meat turns a kitchen staple into a versatile and long-lasting ingredient. And here’s a fun fact: this preservation method has been used since 12,000 BC or earlier. Dehydrated chicken has removed the water content, inhibiting the growth […]

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How to Store Chicken Meat Safely

Chicken is a versatile and delicious protein that is a staple in many households worldwide, with the most being eaten in the United States. In fact, Americans eat an estimated 8 billion chickens each year, with the average person consuming about a hundred pounds of chicken annually. Chicken meat is especially popular with homesteaders and […]

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No More Salmonella Recalls: New Technology Revealed

Every year, the federal government launches numerous investigations into foodborne disease outbreaks caused by pathogens such as salmonella, listeria, and E. coli. Shockingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 48 million people suffer from foodborne illnesses annually, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Salmonella is a notorious culprit, frequently associated with […]

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Can You Eat Roosters? Everything You Need To Know

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Whether dealing with a hostile rooster, a lack of space, or the desire to eat the animals you’ve raised, you’re bound to eventually ask, “can I eat my rooster?” Here is everything you need to know about that. I’ll talk about why people eat their roosters. I’ll also discuss when you should butcher your rooster, […]

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Case Study: Growing Interest in Raising Chickens for Meat

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In recent years, the desire to raise meat chickens has increased. There are a few good reasons for this, but one of the most prominent reasons to know where one’s food comes from.  Others want to sell meat chickens for a profit, and then there are those who enjoy the security of knowing how to […]

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Poultry Processing Equipment (Everything You Need to Butcher Chickens)

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So you’ve decided to raise and process your own meat chickens. You’ve done your research and know exactly how to raise the perfect broiler. Now you’re looking forward to poultry processing day.  It’s important to be prepared and have all the processing equipment ready before the butcher day arrives (and trust me, it sneaks up […]

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Best Chickens for Eggs and Meat: Dual Purpose Chickens

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Are you curious about the best chickens for eggs and meat? You’ve come to the right place.  When it comes to raising chickens, it might seem like much of it is a game of choice. Some chickens produce more eggs while others produce great-tasting meat. It can be hard to choose between the two characteristics, […]

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How to Feed Meat Chickens

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We feed meat chickens is a little different than feeding a typical layer hen. Chickens bred to be efficient meat birds grow much faster than chickens intended to produce eggs, meaning they have different nutritional requirements.  A Cornish Cross, for example, is ready for processing in about 8-9 weeks, while a heritage breed like the […]

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Chicken Processing 101: When to Slaughter Your Chickens, Steps, and Equipment

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It would be great to have a hard-and-fast rule for the exact day, weight, or age to slaughter a chicken. That kind of precision is nearly impossible due to the number of variables involved. In this article, I’ll go over the variables to consider when planning your chicken processing day so you’ll have the perfect […]

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How to Raise Organic Meat Chickens

One of the major perks of raising your chickens for meat is that you have a say in what goes into (or doesn’t ) go into raising your organic meat chickens.  When you control how you raise your own meat, you can make important decisions about how to care for them, how they will live, […]

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