McMurray Hatchery | Blog | Guest Author | Ann Accetta-Scott

A Farm Girl in the Making

Ann Accetta-Scott is a homesteader, published author and blogger.

Ann and her family farm on a small property in the Pacific Northwest, where they raise chickens, ducks and geese. Ann is a wealth of knowlege when it comes to preserving food and raising poultry to feed her family. Ann has a unique ability to inspire while educating new homesteaders. As a former suburban housewife, Ann is a completely self-taught, sustainable homesteader who now teaches others about how to cook from scratch, clean eating, food ownership, preserving the harvest, natural living, and the art of living simply.

As a published author, Ann shares her insights and experiences in raising poultry, gardening, and preserving the harvest. As a blogger we are lucky to have Ann as an author on the McMurray Hatchery blog, helping our customers and followers learn how to start homesteading, and how to raise poultry on a homestead.


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McMurray Hatchery | Waterfowl | Goslings | Toulouse Geese

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McMurray Hatchery | Meat Birds | Day-Old Baby Chicks | Delaware enhanced Heritage Broilers

5 Reasons to Raise Waterfowl

I have been known to swim against the current, do things my way, and voice my reasons loudly. Not in a bossy way, but in a way that makes you wonder if you should have taken my advice. This rings true for my beliefs on intentional gardening, how and what I choose to...

How to Make and Can Bone Broth

Whether homesteading on a property or living in the suburbs, bone broth or stock should be a staple in your pantry. As I meal plan for the week, it’s good to know that many of the food items I need for making meals consist of things I have preserved. The joy of making...

10 Tips for Brooding Chicks Off-Grid

Off-grid living is on the rise, and so is chicken keeping! However, chicks purchased online or in a feed store need supplemental heat to keep them warm. So, how do off-gridders provide the necessary heat for keeping chicks warm? Here are my top 10 tips for brooding...

How to Integrate New Chickens into Your Flock

Incorporating new chickens is bound to happen at some point or another when you are raising poultry. Whether you keep chickens in town or out in the country, it is essential to know how to safely integrate new chickens into your flock. Taking the correct steps during...

Raising Guinea Fowl

There are many benefits to raising guinea fowl, and these crazy looking birds are ideal for almost every homestead with acreage. However, one must first learn how to properly care for guinea fowl before bringing them home. Raising Guinea Fowl Six years ago, I brought...

Raising Geese for Meat and as a Sustainable Protein

The concept of raising geese for meat is not a new one. However, it is one which has gone to the wayside, especially in the United States. Geese are an incredible breed of waterfowl and one every homestead should consider incorporating. Prior to beginning one must...

The Easiest Animals to Raise on the Homestead

Five of easiest animals to raise on the homestead or small acreage will depend on the layout of your property and the amount of land owned. The decision to homestead means you have decided to live a more sustainable life. Gardening and preserving the harvest is a...

DIY Suet Blocks for Poultry | High Protein Treats for Molting Season

DIY suet blocks for poultry are ideal during molting season. Suet cakes for chickens and other birds encourages and promotes feather growth. Not to mention, your poultry team will love this delicious treat item. Molting is a natural occurrence for poultry, wild and...

How to Preserve Eggs Long-term with These 4 Methods

How to preserve eggs when looking for long-term storage is easy. In fact, for those who raise poultry it is a necessity. The most commonly asked question for those new to poultry keeping, do eggs need to be refrigerated, will also be addressed in this article. The...

Raising Free-Range Poultry

The benefits of free-range poultry are great. The process creates a healthier bird, meat, and egg product. To make the process enjoyable and less stressful for the poultry keeper, poultry learn the best techniques on how to free-range poultry successfully. Is there...



“Selecting a hatchery which has longevity behind it is important to my homestead. It is validation that a company, especially one which deals with poultry, knows the importance of carrying the birds which will allow us to continue to own our food source.

McMurray Hatchery offers everything from healthy, true-to-breed egg layers to sustainable, breeding meat birds such as the Delaware Enhanced Heritage Broilers. I have yet to find a hatchery which understands a homesteader’s way of life better than this one.”

— Ann Accetta-Scott, A Farm Girl in the Making