Category Archives: Chickens

Starting a Homestead with Courtney from My Neiss Life

Homesteading comes with a lot of questions. When you are new to homesteading it helps to bounce questions and ideas off others who have gone before you. The homesteading community is vast and we love to teach others through our … Continue reading

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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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