Everyone wants the right fit for their farm when raising birds for meat! Learn the difference between the broad-breasted and the heritage turkey, which one best suits your homestead and your family’s need!
When people talk about something multiplying quickly they often say breeding like rabbits. When you first start breeding rabbits sometimes it can be a big surprise when your rabbits don’t breed like, well, rabbits. Turns out there are several things that can make your rabbits less likely to have a successful mating. Here’s how to […]
One of the best things about small residential flocks of chickens is that they tend to be exceptionally healthy. Many of the chicken diseases that affect larger commercial flocks are just not a big deal for small backyard homesteaders. However, there are a few chicken diseases you should be aware of, just in case. Some […]
Did you know that raising turkeys can not only provide a good quality meat for your family, but it also helps to keep the heritage breeds off the endangered list?
If you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve had hatching eggs in your incubator for weeks now. I have a tendency to hatch back to back, but even so every once in awhile I need to take a break and clean the incubator. A dirty incubator is a breeding ground for bacteria which can cause […]
Boy are there stories to tell of craziness on the farm in recent weeks. Riddles I tell you, Riddles. Farmers and homesteaders will probably tell you, if you have time to sit down for a cup of coffee, that deaths on the farm are head scratching riddles. When animals die it is a deep dive […]