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5 Reasons You Aren’t Cut Out to Raise Meat Birds

Having backyard chickens is a lot different than raising meat chickens. For starters you bring home the girls all cute and fluffy excited they are going to provide pretty fresh eggs. Since it takes awhile for your girls to start laying eggs you do your best to care and nurture them. Overall this is probably …

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3 Items You Need Now for Your Chicken Coop in Winter

Keeping chickens during the cold winter months can be challenging. Do you start to wonder how cold it is too cold for chickens? What to feed chickens in winter? All valid questions that cause more stress than needs to be. We live in Upstate New York, smack in the middle of two great lakes if …

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The Easy Way for Your Chickens to Love Your New Chicks

It happens. You buy new chicks and every spring you buy MORE new chicks. With all the new animals coming to your homestead it takes a little time. Everyone has their routine and space they call their own and when a new comer shows up, things can get a little crazy. When we were new …

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How to Keep Chickens Out of Your Garden When You Free Range

Free-ranging your chickens may be a concern when you think about any type of garden area you have. Or better yet keeping chickens off the porch is a whole new idea. They love to scratch up dirt! Especially if you are just planting seeds they will destroy them. For us, I always loved the idea …

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3 Tips For Prepping the Ground of a Chicken Coop

Are you starting to build your own chicken coop? Wondering how to prepare the ground for the chickens? We have built a couple of chicken coops with different layering. You can keep chickens on gravel with minimal prep. Raising chickens is an easy choice for first-time homesteaders. If you plan on keeping your chickens in …

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