When people talk about something multiplying quickly they often say breeding like rabbits. When you first start breeding rabbits sometimes it can be a big surprise when your rabbits don’t breed like, well, rabbits. Turns out there are several things that can make your rabbits less likely to have a successful mating. Here’s how to […]
One of the best things about small residential flocks of chickens is that they tend to be exceptionally healthy. Many of the chicken diseases that affect larger commercial flocks are just not a big deal for small backyard homesteaders. However, there are a few chicken diseases you should be aware of, just in case. Some […]
The whoooooole point of raising chickens is for the awesome chicken eggs. Home grown chicken eggs are more colorful and vibrant, which means they are jammed full of nutrition. Orange yolks! Yeah! We know our birds were treated well because we raised them. We grow our own food and are reducing our dependence on sometimes […]
It didn’t take long after walking into the feed store just to look at the chicks before I fell in love with them. Those adorable fluff balls sealed the deal. If I had any doubts about getting chickens for the first time, they were all gone by the time I walked out with a box […]
It’s chick season! If you want to start your flock with chicks, or maybe add to an existing one, now is the best time to do it. But where are the best places to get chicks? Here are three excellent places for you to buy chicks this spring.
You are standing in the feed store starting at all the adorable fluffy chicks, wondering how many you should bring home. There’s room for a couple extra in your coop, right? Right??!? Or maybe you already have a flock. But this year they aren’t laying as much as they used to, and you’re thinking about […]