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.
Candling Chicken Eggs: Day-By-Day Development
Have you wondered what you’ll see when candling chicken eggs day by day? Baby chicks fully develop in just a short 21 days, which is so incredible and fun to watch! With the art of candling, we’ll shine a light to monitor embryo development, identify potential issues and make adjustments throughout incubation so that you
Ultimate Guide to Chicken Coop Flooring
Picking the right chicken coop flooring is essential for your flock’s safety, cleanliness, and comfort. Some materials are really great and easy to work with, whereas others can be quite a headache and put your flock at risk. In this blog post, we’ll discuss key factors you need to consider when choosing the right chicken
Can Chickens Eat Bananas? What About the Peel?
If you have some over-ripe bananas lying around, you’re probably wondering “Can chickens eat bananas?” You’re not alone! I get asked this question all the time. The short answer is YES, but they are pretty high in sugar… so, how much is too much? What about the peel? Is that edible? To get to the
Hatching Chicken Eggs: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide
Hatching chicken eggs is such a fun and rewarding experience. However, it can also be stressful! There’s nothing more heartbreaking than waiting a full 21 days only to experience a failed hatch. Believe me, I’ve been there! I’ve hatched hundreds of chicks over the years and in this article, I’m going to share all of
Inside a Chicken Coop: 5 Required Items (and 3 to AVOID!)
Are you wondering what should go inside a chicken coop? Or, more importantly, what shouldn’t go inside a chicken coop!? There’s a lot of bad information floating around on the internet, so it’s hard to know who to trust. I’ve been raising chickens since 2014 and LOVE digging into research, so you can trust that
The 5 Best Chickens for Meat and Eggs (Dual Purpose Breeds)
So, you want to raise chickens for meat and eggs, but what is the best dual-purpose breed to fill these shoes? Not all chickens are good at both, so you need to be sure to pick the right one. Some chickens are skinny, egg-laying machines, while others are large, but poor egg layers. True dual-purpose