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Organic Farming 101 – From Crop Rotation to Organic Fertilizers : chicken farming

Organic has become a trendy word we see applied to many foods these days. Trendy or not, farmers side by side with researchers are leading the way in organic farming. The definition of organic is “natural”. The word “natural” is invaluable when it represents preserving our environment in relation to fertilizers and farming. Large parcels of land are used everyday in this country to feed millions of individuals. The millions of individuals being fed by means of farming reside not only in this country, but in countries all over the world.

Globally, farming communities have been concerned extensively with chemical… Continue reading

What are Organic and Free Range Eggs?

Research shows shoppers bought 2.04billion of them last year, up from 1.64billion in 2002 (Article from the Daily Mail – 09/08/2006).


The Benefits of Eating Eggs


Eggs are low in calories and could actually protect against heart disease, breast cancer and eye problems and even help you to lose weight. Eggs are actually good for you. They are rich in nutrients, one egg provides 13 essential nutrients, all in the yolk (egg whites contain albumen, an important source of protein, and no fat). You should keep eggs in the fridge in their box and eat them by the… Continue reading

How is Organic Farming much better than the modern techniques?

Farming is one of the most common sources for income way back in the 18th and 19th centuries. If we go the country sides we would also find a lot of people practice agriculture even today. These people have plenty of land under cultivation. To add to this point they have several methods used varying from the crops that they cultivate. The modern day practices are much easier compared to the olden days. This could be based on the researches that are been undertaken by several people. There are a lot of people who experiment new practices in their own… Continue reading

Techniques of Organic Farming – Its Advantages and Disadvantages

Even though agriculture has decreased significantly, people still need food to eat, vegetables should be grown and the sustenance cannot be without any of these. Agriculture is still required and very essential even today. There are a numerous methods of farming that are being practiced in different parts of world. However, one of the best techniques used in agriculture which I liked the most is the concept of the organic farming. A definition on organic farming states, ‘Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles… Continue reading

Benefits of Fresh Organic Eggs

The word ‘organic’ is known to be a healthy choice to many. While some people may think that word is overrated, studies have found that organic eggs are not just an empty promise. Indeed, here are the several benefits that you can find in fresh organic eggs.

 

First, as compared to commercially-produced eggs, it is much richer in nutrients, like vitamin A, vitamin E, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. This means that one organic egg can give more in nutritional value than with one commercially-produced egg. Meanwhile, in terms of cholesterol, the contents is actually less. People often… Continue reading

Organic Farming – How I Do Organic Gardening

Introduction

I have been growing my own vegetables for over thirty years all across the United States. All the way from North Carolina to California even Alaska. Each area is different, so I had to change my approach to gardening in each new location.

Now that I have moved to Reno I have elected to go organic. This has been quite a challenge for me since I have always been a chemical man. Spray the chemicals on and watch the weeds die and the veggies grow, was my slogan.

What Is Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is doing away with chemicals… Continue reading

Should You Buy Organic Chicken?

When you enter the supermarket, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We are often bombarded by a huge number of different options, and these days there’s two of everything since the organic fad has hit the mainstream. Suddenly everything comes in regular and organic, and we have to decide which direction we want to go. So should you buy organic chicken? Or should you stay with the regular, mass produced type that is usually much, much cheaper? In today’s article we take a look at where you should spend your dollar, and help you make the right, smart choice.

First, let’s… Continue reading

Common Terms
Poultry show:
A type of competition involving ornamental breeds of chickens. The owners get awarded for their efforts. Judges are used to give points on attributes. Other poultry like ducks and geese are also part of the competition.
Cockerel:
A juvenile or young rooster.
Chicken jokes
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road, roll in the mud and cross the road again?
A: Because he was a dirty double-crosser!