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Chickens

How to Control the Cost of Raising Chickens

Whether the goal is eggs or meat, folks starting out their country journey seem to go straight for chickens.  Managed well, chickens can fit right into the farm ecosystem, providing nutrient cleanup, pest control, and light tillage almost anywhere those services are needed – along with some eggs and drumsticks. But when these benefits are […]

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12 Heritage Meat Chicken Breeds

When you think of meat chicken breeds, your mind probably goes straight to the Cornish Cross broilers. This breed is the most common used for meat. The very fast growth rate of this breed is appealing, but there are plenty of heritage meat chicken breeds that can give you a good amount of meat without […]

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Chicken Breed Egg Colors

Chicken Breed Egg Colors

Do you know the difference in chicken breed egg colors? Which chickens lay blue eggs? Which ones lay green eggs? In your quest for fresh chicken eggs, you may be wondering which chickens to buy that will give you colored eggs. Maybe you are interested in a heritage breed flock of chickens. Sometimes chicken owners want to […]

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Winter Homestead Organization: The Key to a Fruitful Farm

Winter Homestead Organization

Winter is perfect for thinking about working smarter, not harder on the farm. These homestead organization tips are key to success next year! As our homesteads slow down for the winter, it is the best time to close things out, reflect on the past year, and plan for the new one. This focus on homestead organization […]

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Free-Ranging Chickens- The Pros vs The Cons

Free-Ranging Chickens in the Backyard

A lot of people love the idea of free-ranging their chickens and I’m definitely one of them. Like with anything in life and homesteading, there are some pros and cons to free-ranging chickens. Free-Ranging Chickens- The Pros vs The Cons Chickens are known as the “gateway animals” in homesteading. So, you get a few baby […]

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Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? Which Meat Chicken Breeds Should You Raise?

Cornish Cross vs. Freedom Ranger Chicks

Are you wondering which meat chicken breeds you should raise, Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? There is an increasing selection of meat chicken breeds available to the consumer these days, not to mention the option of raising larger, traditional, dual-purpose, laying hens. The two most popular choices right now are the white Cornish Cross and […]

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