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. […]
There is a lot of discussion around breeds and how to choose a chicken breed for your backyard. Here I have listed my top 3 dual purpose chicken breeds, in no particular order. To get on to my top 3 chicken breed list, the breeds must be all three of the following: Dual purpose Easily […]
Chicken tractors aren’t the answer for every situation. After building 2 chicken tractors for meat chickens, Kevin discusses 2 reasons why the tractors didn’t work as planned.
In this video Kevin gives you a final look at the current batch of cornish cross broiler chickens. The chickens have reached the 8 week mark but are still just a little under the desired weight of 6-7 lbs. You will get to see a real life weigh in of the chickens and Kevin discusses […]
Put your chickens out to pasture for very little money. In this video, Kevin from Living Traditions Homestead shows you how to build 2 chicken tractors in less than 4 hours for under $100.
As more people become concerned with where there food is coming from, backyard chickens have been exploding in popularity. We started raising our own chickens after watching the documentary Food, Inc. Needless to say it changed our lives and the way we look at our food.. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. […]