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 […]
Wondering how to best take care of your chickens in the winter? This article explores all the options for keeping your flock through the winter months. From whether or not you should use a light in the coop to what kind of bedding and feed changes you should (or shouldn’t make).
Occasionally one of our hens goes broody, even though we use breeds that are not supposed to, and for that reason, I don’t trust them to follow through. I would love to let them hatch some chicks, but I don’t want to have to look after those chicks or waste the eggs if the hens […]
We are all about raising our own food. Be it produce or meat, we firmly believe this is the best way that we can ensure that we feed our family the highest quality food possible. We have raised both chickens and turkeys for meat for our family……..
Raising your own food is often considered a good way to cut down on costs, but is that always the case? I know my parents have sometimes remarked that it cost more in water to grow themselves a tomato than it would cost to simply buy one from the store. Often people start to raise […]
What do you do when your chicken coop starts to stink? Lets face it, all chicken coops are going to smell at some point. Lots of fluffy little bodies depositing poop everywhere is not exactly a recipe for pleasant scents wafting through the air like a gentle spring breeze. At some point, you’re going to […]