One of the first things I did when I got my first flock of chickens was to train them to come when I called them. I let my chickens free range and by training them, I know that I will be able to call them back to their coop whenever I want to. It’s truly […]
The other day I was sitting in my yard, watching the hen Annabelle lead her four fluffy chicks into the woods. As I watched this first time mom and her quickly growing family, I thought about my own children. Hens have justly earned their reputation as excellent mothers, protective & loving. I realized there is […]
When Homesteader Hubby mentioned adding turkeys to our homestead, I kind of laughed it off. Actually, I filed it in the “Future Plans For The Homestead” folder, because I know when the Homesteader gets an idea to do something, it usually ends up happening.
Choosing the right egg laying chicken breeds for your backyard is an overwhelming task. There are literally hundreds of chicken breeds available and they all lay eggs. When you are looking for a hen that lays lots of eggs, you need a layer breed rather than a meat or dual purpose breed.
There is a lot of discussion around breeds and how to choose a chicken breed for your backyard. Here I have listed my top 3 dual purpose chicken breeds, in no particular order. To get on to my top 3 chicken breed list, the breeds must be all three of the following: Dual purpose Easily […]
In our modern society, many of us have become so removed from our food that there are lots of myths swirling around about eggs. One of the most common (and unlikely!) fears surrounding eggs is that you could pull an egg from the fridge, crack it open and out pops a fully or partial formed […]