Meat Chicken Comparison

Part of a multi-farm trial on 2 farms asking Research Question: Does the Nova Free Ranger, a meat chicken derived from European heritage breeds, differ from the industrial White Rock with respect to production costs and meat quality?

Summary of Projects 2016

Brief summary of the year, including the data collected in 2016 by EFAO farmer-researchers. This was included in the package given out at the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference in Kingston, Nov/Dec 2016.

Reduced Protein for Heritage Chickens

Heather raises Chantecler chickens, a dual purpose bird that is also Canada’s only heritage breed of chickens. Until now, she’s raised them on the standard commercial rations, but she suspects they have different feed requirements compared to...