Occasionally one of our hens goes broody, even though we use breeds that are not supposed to, and for that reason, I don’t trust them to follow through. I would love to let them hatch some chicks, but I don’t want to have to look after those chicks or waste the eggs if the hens […]
Wow, I can hardly believe 2017 is just about over. Is it just me or is time going like, super fast? I hear that happens as you grow older, but it’s a little surreal when you start experiencing it. 2017 was kind of a crazy year for our family. We started the year with no […]
Raising your own food is often considered a good way to cut down on costs, but is that always the case? I know my parents have sometimes remarked that it cost more in water to grow themselves a tomato than it would cost to simply buy one from the store. Often people start to raise […]
For as long as man has pondered the wonders of the universe, we have wondered which has come first…..the chicken or the egg. “Epic Eggs: The Poultry Enthusiast’s Complete and Essential Guide to the Most Perfect Food” will not answer that question. But it is definitely the most epic & complete guide to everything egg […]
What makes a chicken winter ready? What should you look for in cold hardy breeds? Check out my top 6 chicken breeds for cold climates and 2 breeds you should avoid!
They say that chickens are the “gateway” animal to further farming adventures. When you are ready to skip through that gateway and expand your farm, lots of people look to adding different kinds of poultry. Common backyard poultry include turkey, geese, guineas & ducks – turkeys are quite large and geese & guineas are quite […]