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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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...

Chicken Coop Necessities | 5 Must Have Items

Chicken coop necessities you will want for raising chickens. Building a chicken coop consists of utilizing recycled materials for items such as nesting boxes, roosting bars, and drop pans. This beginner's guide to chicken coops provides you the necessary information...

Raising Chickens with Ducks

Raising chickens with ducks is achievable and ideal for those with limited space. When building a chicken coop make sure to plan the space accordingly for both species. Also, chickens and ducks can consume the same type of poultry feed, herbs, and natural supplements....

Homestead Living | Starting a Homestead

Homesteading for beginners, learn the tips and tricks for the first year of homestead living. Establish a mini farm growing food and raising livestock, and quickly find your homesteading community. A good tribe of people are worth their weight in gold. The dream is...



“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