Chickens

My Journey Raising Meat Chickens

Feathers, Clucks and Tender Love: My Journey Raising Meat Chickens

Chickens have been domesticated and raised for food for thousands of years, making them one of the oldest and most important sources of protein in human history. The practice of raising chickens for meat began in Southeast Asia and spread to Europe and the Americas during the colonial era. Today, raising chickens for meat is […]

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bees

What Bees are Found in the Ground? (and What to Do About Them)

I bet that just a small percentage of 100 people would say that bees reside in the ground. But it is true! The majority of bee species actually reside underground, not in hives. Knowing what these bees are and whether or not to take action against them is essential for homesteaders. In addition to the

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5 Places to Find Rescue Chickens: A New Feathered Family

Releasing rescued animals on your homestead is an incredibly heartwarming experience. Observing rescue chickens as they explore their new home is particularly delightful. However, knowing where to find rescue chickens is essential before you can enjoy this sight. A study by the USDA in 2013 predicted that by 2019, 13 million people, or 5% of

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Benefits of Proper Pasture Management for Livestock Grazing

Looking to boost your livestock’s health and make the most of your pastures? Knowing the **art of pasture management** is essential. Many farmers and ranchers struggle with overgrazed fields, starving animals, and lower land productivity. These issues not only hurt your business but can also take a toll on the environment. Did you know that

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6 Best Chicken Feeders in 2023 – Reviews & Buying Guide

​ RentACoop Automatic Metal Treadle Feeder – Outdoor Use, Rainproof – Suitable for Chicken, Bantams, Poultry, Pheasants, etc. – 25lb Capacity Best sturdy feeder RentACoop Metal Treadle Feeder The RentACoop Automatic Metal Treadle Feeder is perfect for outdoor use, as it is rainproof. With a 25lb capacity, it is suitable for chicken, bantams, poultry, pheasants,

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How much space do chickens need? Ideas and Video From A Real Homesteader :-)

Love raising chickens? If so, you’re in good company. Chicken farming has become a hot business around the world, making it a cool investment. But, having a good coop is key. Growing up, I always had chickens, and I still do. Folks often ask me all about it. Chicken personal space is as important to

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