The Heritage Poultry Conservancy is an organization dedicated to the preservation and support of all threatened breeds and strains of domestic poultry through encouragement of education, stewardship, and good breeding practices.

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Portable Coups Give These Birds Plenty to Crow About

by P. Allen Smith

I've been a poultry enthusiast since I was 10 years old. In the summer of that year I proudly showed a white silkie hen at the Warren County Fair in Tennessee and was thrilled to take home a blue ribbon. Since then I have raised hundreds of domesticated fowl (chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese) and several flocks of swans. I'm continually fascinated by the amazing variety of their shapes, patterns, textures and colors and am amused by their quirky personalities. To me, they are the ideal type of livestock for homesteads of any size.

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