During periods when laying is at its best, you even stand to make a profit by selling eggs. With a little luck, you’ll be able to cover the costs of getting started in no time. That is, of course, unless your hens stop laying.
While chickens do make lovely pets, most people are lured into chicken keeping by the promise of delicious fresh eggs provided daily by their flock. When that doesn’t happen and you have to *gasp* buy eggs at the grocery store in disgrace it’s natural to start wondering what you are doing wrong! One of the […]
It’s a chicken–no, it’s a turkey–wait…it’s a guinea fowl! Guinea fowl are among the most misunderstood of all the birds you might own on your homestead. They have received a bad rap over the years, namely for their noisy nature and tendency to wander, but they also host a considerable amount of benefits for the […]
The busyness of life and sickness too over our plans this fall and winter. As such our greenhouse never got cleaned out before the cold and the wet came. It was filled with bugs of all kinds and moldy plants. A disaster and large clean up project. We decided to use permaculture principles though to […]
There are times in your flock’s life when they need a bit of a boost: when they’re molting, during a cold snap – even when there’s a broody in the group! This is an inexpensive, simple to make recipe for a high protein treat using items you’re likely to have in your store cupboard. Your […]
As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines are beginning to arrive in our mailboxes, and farm stores are starting to sound with the familiar chirp of chicks. Since spring is a time of new beginning, there is […]