We want our chickens to be on pasture but we’re worried about the local predators like eagles. So, we built some chicken tractors and this is how we did it.
The first question you should ask yourself before getting backyard chickens is whether it is legal to raise chickens where you live. Here’s how to find out and a run-down of all the laws that may apply.
Details how to take care of does through the different stages of their pregnancy.
If you decide that you want to use a milking machine with your house cow you are going to need to choose between a few different options. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for, so don’t be tempted by a cheaper model until you understand why its cheap. At Eight Acres we bought one of […]
So, you have decided you want to be a homesteader. You are excited and have your head filled with visions of fresh vegetables that are completely organic being harvested, chickens following you around the yard as you tend to the chores, and a more simple, ‘back-to-basics’ lifestyle. That is wonderful! Hold onto those visions as […]
Chicken math. It’s real. You may start with two or seven cute little fluff balls, and before you know it, you’re working on plans for your second coop, because the few you have just aren’t enough. Why aren’t they enough? Because of chicken math. You NEED more chickens. So for those of you contemplating getting […]