I am Alexandra Douglas. I am the owner and operator of the farm Stellar Game Birds, Poultry, and Waterfowl, but I am also a writer. My writing has been featured in Aviculture Europe, Mother Earth News, and Backyard Poultry Magazine. I graduated Oregon State University in 2009 with a B.S in Animal Sciences with an emphasis of Poultry Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. During my college years I have also gotten certified to be a Veterinarian Technician, although I have chosen the Poultry Science path.
I have a blog for my farm page and I focus on writing about heritage breeds, Do it Yourself projects, living more frugally and being more self sustainable. I find that genetics, nutrition, and health is key to having a productive flock, however over medicating is not the solution. I am a holistic person and provide my birds with preventative measures and only medicate when necessary to build strong immune systems so that the birds are able to be self sustainable in the future.
I host a Facebook page for my farm in which I share tips and tricks, blog posts, and photos of my day. I feel honesty is very important in a farmer’s life. I tell it how it is without sugar coating.
I have authored a couple books in the year of 2013. One of which was Coturnix Revolution: The Success in Keeping the Versatile Coturnix: Everything you need to know about the Japanese Quail and Incubating and Hatching the American Way: The Complete Guide to Incubating and Hatching from Fowl to Ratites.
While I am not writing, I am working on the farm, enjoying my time with my significant other Eric, 4 Parrots, 2 dogs, and a menagerie of farm animals. I also love to draw and paint on the side, read, and study from scientific articles about new developments in the Poultry Industry.