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Raising Pheasants For Meat on the Homestead. Is it worth it?

February 7, 2017 – 7:35 am

Here’s our experience raising pheasants on the homestead. Are they worth raising for meat? You decide.

Raising Freedom Ranger Chickens For Meat

October 24, 2016 – 12:48 pm

Our experience raising Freedom Ranger chickens for meat, and why I would recommend them for your homestead.

Raising Baby Chicks: Brooder Box Basics

June 5, 2013 – 9:42 am
Brooder Box For Baby Chicks

Everything you need to know to create the perfect brooder box for your baby chicks!

How To Hatch Chicks In An Incubator

April 30, 2013 – 1:50 am
Chicks in brooder

Step-by-step: What you need to know to get started hatching out your own eggs!

Sourdough. And Beheading A Chicken.

April 1, 2013 – 8:55 pm

Just a little of what I’ve been up to lately…

A Teeny Tiny Wind Egg

March 7, 2013 – 8:36 pm
Tiny wind egg

We had the funniest surprise in the chickens’ nesting box today!

A Chicken Coop Hospital Ward

February 28, 2013 – 9:09 pm
chicken coop

Here’s why it’s important to have a separate coop for those chickens who might need a little TLC for a while.

Egg Eating Chickens & Woodchips in the Run

February 26, 2013 – 7:15 am
chicken eggs

When my hens’ eggs were suddenly disappearing from the nests, we had to solve the problem quickly if we wanted to have fresh eggs again!

GIVEAWAY: Reinventing The Chicken Coop

January 30, 2013 – 6:52 pm
reinventing the chicken coop

**This Giveaway is now Closed! Congrats to Kelly (kellypepin…).

Neighbor’s Dogs Drama

January 15, 2013 – 9:04 am

The unfortunate story of what happens when irresponsible dog owners let their animals roam onto other people’s property, and wreak havoc on their livestock.

Capon: How To Make A Rooster Hatch Eggs Like A Hen

October 10, 2012 – 6:58 pm

Did you know you can neuter your rooster? It’s true! Cruel or cool? You be the judge!

Impacted Crop Treatment: Saving Our Choking Chick

August 28, 2012 – 7:49 pm
Silky Hen and Her Chicks

When I discovered one of our baby chicks seemingly choking on its food, I knew we had to help.

Snake In The Coop

August 2, 2012 – 6:44 am
snake in coop

This meant war!

The Kitten And The Warble

July 25, 2012 – 9:03 pm

When we noticed an oozing hole in our small kitten’s chest one day, I knew I had to do something to save his life…

Raising and Losing Turkeys

July 11, 2012 – 4:58 pm
baby turkeys

Sadly, we haven’t had the best of luck raising our baby turkey poults.

Hard Boiled Chick

June 6, 2012 – 5:26 am

Um. Yeah. You just have to read this one.