There are many reasons to consider raising chickens for meat. The fact that they are small means that they are very easy to butcher, with no specialty equipment required. Even on a small property, you can raise a few chickens, and even better, you can either butcher them all at once, or just do a […]
We had laying hens for a bit before I wondered if it was possible to raise meat chickens and be more self-reliant, even though we live in the city. We experimented by raising a small batch of Cornish Cross. That first batch definitely had its good points and its bad points. All in all I […]
There are advantages and disadvantages to raising heritage breed meat chickens instead of the popular Cornish Cross broilers. There were some things I definitely preferred about raising the heritage breed over the cornish cross but there were also some drawbacks.
Step by step we are growing and adding to our homestead. We have wanted to raise our own meat chickens for quite some time now. We planned to implement the pastured poultry method. We would modify and use the chicken tractor that we were given with our third flock of layers. Our raising method would […]
If you live on a small property and would love to homestead, the “Homesteading in Small Spaces” series is for you. In this episode, Kristi interviews Heather about how their family homesteads 1/5th of an acre, and how they raise 150 meat chickens on their property every year.
Getting ready to take the plunge into raising chickens? You’ll want this book! Read Kristi’s review of The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris.