Raise Chickens

Raising chickens is a great place to start when you’re ready to expand your skills in self-sufficiency because they are small in size, inexpensive compared to other livestock, and who doesn’t like delicious eggs?!

I believe in a pastured-approach so that the resulting eggs and meat are nutritionally-dense while allowing the chickens to live a full and happy life out foraging for bugs & fresh greens.

In this category, you will find information about treating bumblefoot, the best incubators, and even raising red ranger meat chickens.

Are Chickens Noisy?

Close up of rooster crowing

If you want to get chickens and have neighbors nearby, you’re likely pondering this question – “Are chickens noisy?” You probably already know that roosters are noisy, but you’d be surprised by the squabble that hens can make, too! Therefore, you’ll want to be sure that you’re prepared for the potential noise before you commit to …

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How to Store Farm Fresh Eggs

A photo showing a basket full of colorful eggs outside.

Whether you’re a backyard homesteader or have access to a local farm, you may be wondering how to store farm fresh eggs the RIGHT way. Should they be washed or remain unwashed? In the fridge or on the counter? How long do they last? What is a bloom coating? If you’re wondering these questions, you’re …

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Do Chickens Eat Meat? Is It Safe?

A photo showing chickens picking the meat off of deer bones outside

You’ve heard of chickens eating bugs, but do chickens eat meat? This is a controversial topic in the world of chicken keeping, but it really is pretty straightforward once you get comfortable with the concept! Chickens are omnivores, through and through. When I see “vegetarian fed” proudly displayed on egg cartons at the grocery store …

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