Last year we purchased a nuc beehive, that is a five-frame mini hive of bees. We purchased it a little late…the first week of June, but then the stress of getting established that a new hive goes through was further complicated by the most severe drought Oklahoma has experienced in my lifetime. Long story short, […]
Changing the air quality on your homestead and getting rid of stinkin’ thinkin’ in your mind can both ensure that your homestead is a thriving enterprise. Ignore it and tragedy can result. Here’s a few easy steps to clean up the air in your barn and clean up the thoughts that stop you from realizing […]
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Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem. Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
There is something to be said for buying a chicken, bringing it home, and having her lay an egg that first day. After all, a baby chick can take anywhere from 14-24 weeks before they begin laying eggs, and if you buy straight-run chicks you could end up with more roosters than you anticipated. But […]
Broody hens can be a godsend when you want to try hatching chicks, but what about when you don’t have a rooster so your chickens’ eggs aren’t fertile or you don’t want or need any new flock members? Here are some tips to help you break a broody.