Everyone in homestead circles says that chickens are the gateway animal. I can’t say that they’re wrong. They did something to my heart that I’m pretty sure can’t change back. Getting our first chickens is the culmination of a huge journey that involved quitting jobs, moving across state lines, and totally reinventing our way of […]
Often times when setting up a homestead, most people think of adding chickens to their backyard, but what about ducks? What are the main differences of Ducks VS Chickens? Ducks typically aren’t thought of or included in the homestead plans. But did you know that they have many benefits and often times are better than […]
A few simple little things that we do inexpensively, help keep our chickens healthy, happy, and comfortable during the hottest days of summer. The last thing that I want is for our chickens to suffer or get ill from heat exhaustion. We live in an area where we are not only graced with hot temps […]
It’s a debate that sparks heated arguments: should you allow your chickens to free range or not? On one hand you have the chickens who absolutely love to be outdoors playing in the grass and chasing bugs. On the other side, we all want the best for their safety and chickens have a lot of […]
Chickens can be expensive. Even if you don’t count the coop, the feed and bedding are monthly expenses that add up a lot! I’ve tried many different ways to make money from my chickens but the most profitable way just fell into my lap! When I started with chickens, I decided to hatch the chicks […]
It wasn’t too long ago I had sweet, blissful daydreams about relaxing on our front porch, with a glass of homemade lemonade while watching our chickens roam freely through our yard. And then, reality set in and I realized that as wonderful of a daydream as that was, it wasn’t going to work for us.