One of the most frequent questions I receive from homesteaders this time of year is, “How can I keep my chickens laying during the winter?” Winter egg production, especially here in the north east, is challenging to say the least. You might have a draft free coop, keep plenty of feed in front of them, […]
Not all breeds are created equal (nor kids for that matter). But there are a few chicken breeds that just seems to take to small ones better than others. These are chicken breeds for kids might be something you want to consider if your child is looking to go into 4H, like my youngest. You […]
There are a lot of free chicken coop plans on the internet. In fact, BackyardChicken alone (one of the biggest chicken site) has almost 3,000 of them, submitted by its members. But, the problem is, not all of them are good. While I’m browsing the collection a few weeks ago, among those 3,000 ideas only […]
If you want to hatch chicken eggs for chicks, there’s a few tools you need. Here’s how to hatch chicks on your homestead.
Have you purchased or priced out a locally raised free range non-gmo/soy free turkey for Thanksgiving? Well, they can be a on the higher end of our budget. This year we decided we would raise our own Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkeys. We will also sell a few and have a couple left in the freezer […]
You need chickens. You really do. Why? Because chickens are awesome. Why are they awesome? They eat bugs, lay eggs, and they look hilarious when they run. What other reasons do you need? I mean we could mention the fact that fresh eggs taste better than store bought eggs, that chickens in factory farms lead […]