It’s a chicken–no, it’s a turkey–wait…it’s a guinea fowl! Guinea fowl are among the most misunderstood of all the birds you might own on your homestead. They have received a bad rap over the years, namely for their noisy nature and tendency to wander, but they also host a considerable amount of benefits for the […]
Living in the city or on a smaller property means that keeping a breeding flock of chickens is difficult. Often urban homesteaders don’t have the space or the legal ability to become more self-sufficient with traditional poultry. You may want to consider raising Coturnix Quail. Quail produce both meat and eggs quickly and efficiently. They […]
There are a lot of different opinions on whether or not ducks and chickens can live together, so the answer is necessarily black and white. Chickens and ducks have enough differences that housing the separately would be ideal in many cases. But, what if you don’t have the room? Can chickens and ducks live together?
It’s the time of year when spring chicks are getting big enough to be outside. They are fully feathered and no longer need heat. It’s definitely time to get them out of the brooder! Now the big question is: Where do they go from here? Most of us are eager to get them into the […]
Chicken TV? Well, not exactly but some really great ways to keep your flock entertained and happy.
Those who are working with a limited amount of space may wonder if they can house different types of poultry under the same roof. I have bantams, large fowl and ducks in one coop. Does it cause issues from time to time? Yes, but I’ve worked out ways to make it all work. I have […]