How to tell if your chickens are too hot and what to do to keep chickens cool in the summer. Heat stressed hens don’t lay eggs!
Raising Eco-Friendly Chickens to Decrease Your Environmental Impact Is raising eco-friendly chickens one of your homesteading goals? Are you looking for ways to decrease your carbon footprint? One of the… Read more »
What should you do with unwanted roosters? When ordering pullet to raise your own laying hens, you could end up with an unwanted rooster.
Safely heat your chick brooder! There are safer alternatives to heat lamps. If you must use a heat lamp, do so safely! Or brood chicks during warm weather.
Pasture-raised ducks are happier and healthier than ducks raised in confined conditions for their eggs and meat.
Heat tolerant chicken breeds are the best choice for hot climate homesteads. Choose the best breed for your area and help them stay cool in the heat!
Cold tolerant chicken breeds are the best choice for homesteaders living in northern climates. Choose cold hardy breeds for your homestead!
Growing chicken fodder for your flock is a great way to supplement their feed. Sprout grains and other seeds to increase their nutrition, especially in winter! Here’s what to grow, and what NOT to grow for your hens.
Hatching chicks, ordering from a hatchery, or buying them from the feed store are fun ways to add poultry to your homestead! But is one option better than the others?
What is a broody hen and why do you need one? Broody hens make great additions to the self reliant homestead. Here’s how to spot a broody hen, give her a good spot to nest, and the 10 best broody hen breeds for your self reliant chicken flock!
Is All Chicken Created Equally? This may sound like a crazy question. First of all, some chickens are better for laying eggs while others are best for meat production…. Read more »
Small livestock may be raised in urban, suburban, or small rural homesteads. These small livestock offer big benefits for small homesteads!
So, you want to keep a few hens for fresh eggs. No biggie, right? Wrong! Here are some things to ask yourself before you bring home those fluffy little chicks…… Read more »