Raising chickens naturally has been my goal since my first flock. I’ve learned that you can improve the health of your chickens with 2 things: garlic and apple cider vinegar. This is a simple and inexpensive way to keep your flock healthy and I will show you how to do it. To improve the health […]
Watch the health of your flock increase and the cost of feed decrease when you make fermented feed. This post gives the why’s and how-to on fermenting feed.
I had a wonderful interview with Amy Fewell. Amy is a writer for Mother Earth News, soon to be published author, woman farmer and blogger at TheFewellHomestead.com. Come take a listen while we talk about many things homesteading.
Is your chicken feeling under the weather? Learn the steps to give your chicken a health exam
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, […]
We lost one of our hens last week. It was quick and unexpected. I went down to check for eggs and found her breathing very heavy, like she was choking or couldn’t catch her breath. It was heartbreaking. I went to the internet to see what I could do to help her, but unfortunately, it […]