At my work I’m known as “the egg lady” because I occasionally bring in our excess eggs to sell. The eggs are very popular and fights have been known to occur over the last carton in the fridge. As a result I am often sought out by people who are “thinking about getting chickens”. The […]
Many homesteaders only have chickens for the eggs. Imagine the dismay when you find that the hens are eating the eggs before you can! Egg eating is not terribly common in backyard hens but it can become a huge problem. Luckily, there are a few simple steps to prevent egg eating in chickens. It’s a […]
Many people start their homestead with a flock of chickens and I think that’s a great way to jump into it. The first that has to happen is choosing a chicken breed (or breeds) to raise. That seems like a simple enough task but there are some considerations to make when choosing a chicken breed. […]
Have you ever felt like you are not well armed in a battle of wits? Getting my hens to lay eggs where I want them to has become a small war and, sometimes, I suspect that I am not as well armed as my opponents. It can be a challenge to set everything up in […]
During periods when laying is at its best, you even stand to make a profit by selling eggs. With a little luck, you’ll be able to cover the costs of getting started in no time. That is, of course, unless your hens stop laying.
While chickens do make lovely pets, most people are lured into chicken keeping by the promise of delicious fresh eggs provided daily by their flock. When that doesn’t happen and you have to *gasp* buy eggs at the grocery store in disgrace it’s natural to start wondering what you are doing wrong! One of the […]