Category Archives: Chickens

Check out Our Step by Step Guide how to Integrate new Chickens into Your Flock

Chick season is in full swing in the world of homesteading. Trying to integrate new chickens into your current flock can be difficult. This year we had 5 sets of chicks. We incubated and hatched 2 sets, we purchased 1 … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Stay Positive when Feeling Inadequate as a Homesteader

Feeling inadequate is a natural part of homesteading. We don’t think it matters if you are in your first year or your fiftieth it’s easy to feel inadequate when homesteading. It is hard work! There are so many elements about … Continue reading

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5 Key Elements to Determine if you have Roosters or Hens

They key to discovering if you have a rooster among your hens can be difficult. There are two key ages we feel give the most hints. Two weeks old and ten weeks old. At these ages they are starting to … Continue reading

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How to Recycle Eggshells for your Homestead

Recycling eggshells is a wonderful way to benefit your homestead. We collect eggs from the coop every single day. When we cook or bake the eggs we save the egg shells. Say what? That’s right. We save the egg shells. … Continue reading

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Building a DIY Chicken-Run when Free Ranging Chickens

A chicken-run is important when free ranging chickens. Here at the homestead our chickens free range. That means they have freedom. At night they get cooped up to protect them from predators, but during the day they forage for greens, pebbles, … Continue reading

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