Category Archives: Chickens

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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Setting up a Brooder is Simpler than You Might Think

Our brooder is full of baby chicks! If you’ve never seen baby chicks they are SO fun! Every homestead should have baby chicks at least once. They hop around each other, on top of each other and sleep their days … Continue reading

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Pipping is a Wonderful Part of Homesteading

Pipping is a wonderful site to the homesteader incubating and hatching eggs. When a baby chick starts the hatching process they pip. But hatching really starts inside the egg. Remember the air sac you saw from candling? As the chick’s … Continue reading

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