So you are ready to start raising chicks? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve created a simple guide to raising chicks to get you started. Our family loves raising chicks. I mean who can resist the small puffs of cuteness? I remember when we got out first 6 chicks; I felt completely unprepared. I […]
Did you know over half the chicken breeds in America are on the endangered list? Add some Heritage Breed chickens to your flock to help save the chickens!
Chicken advice is everywhere lately. So many books, blogs and newsletters specialize in the care and feeding of chickens. Chicken advice has become big business. Equipment, coops, chicken tractors, brooders, and incubators are big sellers, too. The small homestead is just not complete without a flock of beautiful egg layers. I enjoy writing about chickens, […]
Using deep litter for coop maintenance can provide you with rich compost and a healthy flock for less work but it does require monitoring. Find out how to use deep litter in your coop!
Fermented chicken feed is not a new concept, but I’m surprised by how few farmers actually do it. This is how I ferment our chicken feed, and why you should be doing it too.
McDonald’s, Subway, and other food companies are switching to cage-free eggs. What does that mean for chickens and the farmers who raise them? You may be surprised.