Raising Your Own Livestock in Your Backyard
May08

Raising Your Own Livestock in Your Backyard

The first aspect of homesteading that we will take a look at is the livestock. Livestock can be a great way to create your own meat to enjoy all throughout the year and there are options no matter how much room you have to spare. If you are lucky enough to have an acreage, you may be able to include some bigger livestock such as cows. Others may be limited to their own backyard so they may choose to have something small and easy like...

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Making Money With Your Chickens
May08

Making Money With Your Chickens

Many people decide to bring chickens into their home because it is a great project to enjoy with their family. It can help to teach your children how to be a bit more responsible, brings the family the opportunity to hang out and bond together, and can even provide you with some fresh eggs and meat that are way cheaper than what you can find at the store.  While these are all great reasons to get started on raising chickens in your...

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Medical Issues With Your Chickens
May08

Medical Issues With Your Chickens

  Common Health Concerns for Chickens For the most part, raising your chickens will be simple. You will need to provide them with some friends to hang out with, keep the coop clean, and make sure that they get plenty of good food to help them grow healthy. But there are times when they are going to need some special care and attention because they are not behaving in a normal way or they are sick. Here are some of the most common...

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Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken
May08

Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken

  Once you bring home a chicken, you may be confused about how they should behave. Unless you have been raised on a farm or around other animals most of your life, it can be confusing to know whether a certain behavior is normal or not. In this chapter, we will take some time to explore the normal behaviors of your new pets and what you should concentrate on for raising them right. Watching your flock of chickens can be really...

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Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home
May08

Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home

You may need to do a little bit of preparation before bringing the chickens home. You will want to make sure that they have the right shelter, as well as the right kind of food, to be comfortable and ready to lay all of those eggs. Make sure to follow some of these suggestions to ensure that your chickens are being taken care of properly and you are getting the most out of all this hard work. Getting the Coop Set Up Before you bring...

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Raising Chickens in the Backyard
May08

Raising Chickens in the Backyard

Have you ever dreamed about being self-sufficient and being able to take care of your own needs from your backyard? Do you like the idea of fresh eggs in the morning, being in control of some of your food supply, or even to have a chance to work on 4H projects and other big events? Raising chickens in the backyard may be the answer that you need to make all of this and more occur without having to leave your home. Raising chickens in...

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