In an urban area, not everyone has neighbors like we do. Without our neighbors being very open, kind and willing to be bribed with fresh eggs, meat and veggies, we would not be able to do all the things we do on the homestead. Not everyone can raise turkeys, meat chickens, laying hens, ducks, rabbits […]
A DIY chicken coop does not have to break the bank. You need your flock to be well protected in a sturdy functional coop. But how can you accomplish all of this without spending a fortune? Here are a few money saving tips for building your own chicken coop.
Summer is always a blur of activity, and this time of year the activity is focused on the coming months which won’t be as hospitable and warm. While we are making our home comfortable for the winer, it is also important to consider what the fowl need to stay healthy through the coming season.
So, just how many chickens does it take to feed a family for a year? How much chicken fits into a quart jar? How do we feed our hens right so that they give us tasty meat and eggs? I’m so glad you asked!
A new group of chicks arrived last week! We were very excited to welcome twelve new baby hens to the farm. I ordered these chickens from a hatchery to expand our flock, which had been decimated by predator attacks at our old home.
Hatching goslings under a mother goose has its pros and cons. There are advantages to a mother goose that getting goslings or hatching yourself don’t offer, and one of them certainly is the bond between gosling and goose.