We wouldn't be here without the expertise of those who've been here before us and shared what they've learned. With that in mind, we'd like to share few websites that have been helpful in our homesteading journey.
The Marans Club of America has a wealth of information on breed standard of perfection and history. For more information, please head to their website and indulge in some good reading.
Oregon Poultry Swaps
After getting our first chicks from a feed store, I found a Craigslist ad for local Poultry Swap. I attended my first one in the Fall and was hooked. It was filled with so much experience and history. I learned about basic chick /chicken care, poultry nutrition, chicken first aid and so much more. Please, if you can, come t one of our swaps or find a local one and just absorb all you can and make connections.
Union Point Custom Feeds
In our search for optimal nutrition for both the poultry and ourselves, we found a local Poultry Nutritionist who runs her own feed mill out of Brownsville, Or. She knows her stuff and is willing and patient to answer all the newbie questions.