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Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Flocks

posted by: dragonfly_wings on 03.23.2010 at 12:58 am in Farm Life Forum

A survey from Mother Earth News:

Chickens are the perfect starter livestock for your homestead whether you have a small backyard in an urban area or 20 acres in the boondocks. Chickens provide eggs,
meat and fertilizer, plus theyre small and easy to manage.

Several chicken breed charts are available online and in books, but their information is often based on old data. So, to get current information on the best chicken breeds, we developed a survey of our readers who have lots of experience with various breeds. (Many thanks to more than 1,000 readers who participated in the survey.) The summaries below include only results from people who have more than three years experience raising chickens. And we only included breeds or hybrids if at least three people responded to questions about them.

Directory of Hatcheries & Poultry Breeders
http://www.motherearthnews.com/directories/Hatchery-Directory.aspx?directory=116150

Hatchery Finder:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Find-Chickens-Poultry-Hatchery.aspx

Here is a link that might be useful: Chicken Breed Survey from Mother Earth News

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RE: big islands (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: boxerpups on 05.03.2010 at 07:19 pm in Kitchens Forum

ooohhh Big Islands are wonderful. Go for it.
Here are just a few of my favorites.
~boxer

Kitchen Design Ser Miami Fl
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Sophie Conran Kitchens
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National Post
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Decorpad

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Artichoke Kitchens
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Enlgish Oak
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RE: Relative cabinetry prices: brand vs. brand (Follow-Up #50)

posted by: paulines on 08.14.2008 at 06:30 am in Kitchens Forum

I'm a freelance KD. I do not sell cabinetry, but make material recommendations to clients based on their budget and needs.

There is very little difference between Omega and Dynasty. The exterior finish is one and the same and you CAN customize the Dynasty. For examples, it's less expensive to order a reduced depth Dynasty, than a 18"D Omega or order a Dynasty piece with a finished interior, if necessary.

Woodmode, Rutt & QCC are heads & tails over Omega - their construction details and finish is much, much better.

Plain & Fancy, Crystal and Candlelight are fabulous upper mid level cabinets.

For mid range, Cabico is a great value (frameless, too), as are Medallion (the best finish for a mid range imo) and Dynasty (I recommend lumberyards where pricing is very competative). Just a note, you make encounter the DynastyI line - they provide a inset panel as opposed to a reversed raised door on shaker style doors and are a more budget friendly line.

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