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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!

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!

Hard Boiled Chick

June 6, 2012 – 5:26 am

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

When & How To Break Up A Broody Hen

June 5, 2012 – 3:23 pm
breaking up broody hens

Letting a hen hatch chicks out naturally is an incredibly exciting thing to watch. But there are times when a sitting hen is just NOT something that you want in your flock. Here’s how I go about “breaking up” my broodies, and my reasons for wanting to do so…

Mixed Up Chick

May 17, 2012 – 5:46 am

After being abandoned in the nest, hatched out by an adopted mama, and moved indoors with a new flock, it’s amazing how this tough little chick has gotten by!

Lots of Chicks Around Here!

May 8, 2012 – 4:52 am
chicks in brooder

It’s always fun having new chicks around the house!!

Finally! A Broody Hen!

April 10, 2012 – 5:27 pm
Broody Hen

We got a surprised today when we found our missing hen!