All About Chickens!

In case you haven't noticed already, I am obsessed with chickens! They are 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?!

In this blog, you will find information about raising chickens not only for eggs, but for meat as well. 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.
A red ranger chicken sitting next to a layer chicken
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The 7 Best Meat Chickens for Your Homestead

So, you want to put meat on the table yourself, but what are the best meat chickens to raise? There are a lot of different breeds of meat chickens available, each having its own pros and cons. It’s important to do your homework before you jump into raising them. We’ve been raising meat chickens since

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A bundle of grapes held out in front of a group of chickens in the chicken run
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Can Chickens Eat Grapes? Are They Safe?

Have you ever wondered “can chickens eat grapes?” They aren’t safe for dogs, but what about your flock? Chickens like most fruits and vegetables, but grapes may seem questionable at first glance.  Are they safe? I’ve done the research for you and below we’ll tackle all aspects of this topic: Are grapes safe for chickens?

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A rooster outside with hens pecking at the ground
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How to Care for Chickens – A Beginners Guide

It can be overwhelming to figure out how to care for chickens when you’re first starting out. With my 6 easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to having a flourishing flock and doing it with confidence!  In this article, we’ll discuss everything from what breed to consider and how to build (or find)

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Chickens surrounding a mat of chicken fodder than is propped up in a rainbow shape
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How to Grow Chicken Fodder (And Save Money!)

Did you know that you can easily grow chicken fodder in just 7 days? Heck yes! Chicken fodder is an amazing way to multiply your feed inexpensively, while also providing fresh greens for your chickens in the winter. No soil or fertilizer is even needed! I’ve been growing chicken fodder for many years now and

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Holding up a large handful of chopped straw inside a chicken coop
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The 5 BEST Chicken Bedding Options

There are MANY different chicken bedding options out there, but which one is the best? Some people swear by using sand, where others prefer straw, wood shavings or even leaves. Feeling confused? Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll discuss the purpose and best features of chicken bedding so you know what

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Hens outside waiting for their high protein treats!
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5 Protein Sources for Chickens (Especially While Molting!)

Providing enough protein for your chickens is essential for their proper growth, development and egg laying ability. However, it can be tricky to know exactly how much they need, when they need it and how to give it to them! In this article, we’re going to break it all down into simple steps. We’ll tackle

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