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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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Grow Your Own Food Series

In the midst of chaos and crazy, now, more than ever, people want to learn how to grow their own food! We’re linking elbows with some amazing homesteading YouTubers to show you how to grow your own food on March 23 through March 28. We’re here to help, for absolutely FREE! Here’s what you can […]

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Cardboard Coop Bedding for the Chicken Coop

Cardboard Bedding for Chicken Coop

Cardboard coop bedding is an excellent alternative to using straw or sand in the coop. Additionally, it is biodegradable and can easily be added to the compost pile for future gardening needs. Cardboard Bedding Cardboard bedding is a completely natural option for your coop floor, and honestly, it’s even much cleaner and easier to tend […]

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