Water belly in chickens is a condition mostly seen in rapidly growing breeds, like Cornish crosses. Learn how to prevent, identify and treat the condition. Ascites, or water belly, is a condition that is hard to treat and unfortunately has high mortality rates. I’m going to teach you ways to prevent water belly. I’ll also […]
Raising meat birds is a great way to feed your family more sustainably. Here are two methods for raising meat birds and their results. As small farmers, we do our best to be conscious of where all of our food comes from. We aim to get as much as we can from local neighboring farms. […]
The first time I raised meat chickens at home, I was quite pleased with the outcome of the meat the chickens produced. Of course, once you do something once, you learn how you could do it better the next time. Read what I would do differently raising meat birds. Learn from my mistakes!
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.