Blog Posts - Chickens

What A Coincidence

bethere2day - A farmer went to a local pub and ordered a glass of champagne. The woman sitting next to him said, "How about that? I just ordered champagne, too!" What A Coincidence...

Choosing the Right Animal for Your Homestead

Before jumping in and buying animals for your homestead, consider the pros and cons of the different types and breeds.
by Hunter Happenings on Mar 16, 2015

Planning for all Things HOME

Try using a yearly planner to help you juggle and schedule all of the things that need to be done around your homestead.
by Hunter Happenings on Mar 11, 2015

Book Review: A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens ~ and a Giveaway!

I'm so exciting to share this book!I have followed the blog, Tilly's Nest, for years. It's a great resource for anyone wanting to enter the world of backyard chickens -  DIY projects, chicken keeping tips and advice, stories and photos of an end...
by ...the garden-roof coop on Mar 10, 2015

Community Chickens Post: Cool Coops! - the garden-roof coop

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by ...the garden-roof coop on Mar 10, 2015

GROWING YOUR OWN | Why We Raise Chickens

It has taken a few days for me to finally cool down after a weekend of abuse about our up coming Chicken Workshop to write this post. Who would of thought that teaching people how to produce their own meat is offensive. This year Roy and I have deci...
by Strayed from the Table on Mar 10, 2015

The dreaded right hand side

After what seems like an age peering out of the window at the garden, waiting for winter to end, it would appear that spring is most definitely around the corner. The days are becoming longer, and the elusive sun appears … Continue reading U...
by Chooks and Roots on Mar 9, 2015

Baby chicks on the farm!

We finally have some critters on the farm! Yesterday our order of baby chicks arrived in the mail, yes, the mail. It’s truly amazing to think about. These chicks were born three to four days ago, packed in a box with some food and straw, shipped vi...
by The Farmer's Hands on Mar 3, 2015

When Predators Strike: Protecting Your Flock (and a Giveaway!)

This past winter over the Holidays we suffered a tragic predator attack on our flock. A new neighbor's dog who lives down the road escaped its pen and while on the loose attacked our chickens, killing half of our flock in a matter of minutes.what's l...
by Restoring the Roost on Feb 13, 2015

How to Attend Hands-On Classes in Gardens, Kitchens, Forests, and Even a Late 1800’s Cabin

It’s here. The garden classes are in gardens, the cooking classes are in kitchens, the nature study is in forests, the raspberries taste like raspberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries! Photo Caption: My daughter and I inside the...
by Appalachian Feet on Feb 12, 2015

New Magazine Articles Published!

I recently received complimentary issues for a couple of favorite magazines because my articles have been published in them. The first is the March/April 2015 issue of Urban Farm magazine, which actually has two articles of mine in it, On Your M...
by Better Hens and Gardens on Feb 9, 2015

Chickens Are Like Goats

Robin's Outdoors Chickens are like goats. If there's a tiny hole in the fence they will find it and escape. Come time to let themselves back in and the hole is forgotten. The post Chickens Are Like Goats appeared first on Robin's Outdoors.
by Robin's Outdoors on Jan 21, 2015

How to Raise Free-Range Chickens

Free-Range system is best adapted to small-scale farmers who raise chickens for household and commercial consumption. This low-cost free-range system increases the commercial value of poultry products. Chicken Breeds Suitable for a Free-Range System.
by Business Diary Philippines on Jan 2, 2015

Why Raise Your Own Chickens?

Robin's Outdoors Why raise your own chickens? It's a question I'm asked a lot lately. I believe all living creatures deserve humane treatment all the time. The post Why Raise Your Own Chickens? appeared first on Robin's Outdoors.
by Robin's Outdoors on Dec 12, 2014

How Much Is An Egg?

After someone asking me how much a single egg is worth it got me thinking. Are keeping chickens for eggs saving me money or am I just feeding them up to occasionally feed me? Is it cheaper to buy eggs from the store than feed my flock. The farmer dow...
by Strayed from the Table on Nov 13, 2014

Chicken Coop Plans

Chickens are a perfect pets and thats why I have 4 silkies. My family friends wanted to join the club and I was asked to design/build a coop for them. I came up with these plans plus, I had little add-ons that are not shown. Once the plans where draw...
by LayeredLiving on Nov 12, 2014

Coop Dreams

So on Tuesday I was off work for Veterans Day and I had to start the prep medicine for a... The post Coop Dreams appeared first on If It Weren't True.
by If it weren't true on Nov 12, 2014

Chickens! I got another one.

When last we met to talk about chickens I had just got rid of 3 of the 4 chicks I bought in the spring.  Because 3 of 4 of chicks turned out to be roosters.  I blame all of this on […]...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Nov 11, 2014

How to Ferment chicken feed.Bigger eggs, healthier chickens.

I’m handing the reins, or in this case the coop, over to Leigh Edwards today. Leigh runs the blog Natural Chicken Keeping. It’s a really, REALLY great chicken keeping website with tons of  information. Leigh is one of the many […]...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Nov 4, 2014

The chickens are coming…the chickens are coming

So Keri finally gave in and said we could get chickens and since she is out of town and I... The post The chickens are coming…the chickens are coming appeared first on It would be funny if it weren't true.
by If it weren't true on Oct 24, 2014

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