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Getting started raising chickens can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be!  Learn all about raising chickens from hatching to taking them outside.

Getting Started Raising Chickens eCourse

Getting started raising chickens can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Learn all about raising chickens from hatching to taking them outside.

What exactly are "Free Range" chickens: A Farmer explains.  ~VERY  interesting article! ;)

After 30 years of raising chickens, a free-range farmer shares his thoughts.

Raising mealworms to replace chicken feed is easy, frugal, and can be done in any warm, dark corner of your property. Here's how to get started for pennies!

Raise Mealworms for Your Chickens To Save Money!

I don't know if I have the stomach for this but I am very concerned about GMO destroying our bodies. They are eating bugs now but winter gourmet dinners await them.

Incubator versus Broody Hen: Chick Hatching Pros and Cons

Incubator versus Broody Hen: Chick Hatching Pros and Cons

Are you having trouble deciding how to hatch your chicks? We're about to lay it all out for you, incubator versus broody hen in the ultimate showdown.

Dual purpose breeds are all the rage in self sufficiency, homesteading and prepping groups. Here are the real benefits to owning dual purpose hens.

Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Your Homestead

Getting started right with chickens relies on getting the right breed. Here are my top 3 dual purpose chicken breeds for your backyard.

With so many unique breeds of chickens to choose from, how do you pick the best ones for you?

Selecting the Right Chicken Breeds for You

How to determine if your chicken is a hen or roo.

How to Tell if Your Chicken is a Hen or Roo - 5 Tips on Chicken Gender

How to Tell if Your Chicken is a Hen or Roo - 5 Tips on Chicken Gender - Mranimal Farm

Knowing the best herbs for chickens to eat is critical to raising them naturally.

7 Herbs For Chickens

Knowing the best herbs for chickens to eat is critical to raising them naturally. And Tarragon, Thyme, Dill, Cilantro and Oregano.

A super simple formula for the best time to start chicks.

When is the Best Time to Start Chicks

Use a super simple formula for finding the best time to start chicks.Give your chicks a good start with proper care and timing.

Chicken House Coop Cleaning with Kids l Tips to keep the troops happy while they muck l Homestead Lady (.com)

Chicken House: Coop Cleaning with Kids

Chicken House: Coop Cleaning with Kids - Homestead Lady - Tips to keep the troops happy while they muck!

The rate of egg production can also be generalized by breed. Some breeds are known for being prolific egg layers, producing 4 or more eggs per week, (Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes, Hamburgs) while others lay less frequently (eg: Silkies and Seabrights).

Tips for Selecting Chicken Breeds-The Breed I Need!

How a Hen Makes an Egg & Egg Oddities I've seen the "rubber egg" - very strange looking egg! Rocky the dog thought it was delicious.

This blog discusses in detail on the topic of butchering a chicken and how to do it correctly. In both having a self-reliant homestead and Agricultural Education butchering is something we have to do to supply food for others. A reading strategy I would use with this would be having a class discussion. This is a controversial topic and has to be handled correctly. The educator needs to be a part of the discussion.

How to Butcher a Chicken (The Right Way)

By almost miraculous circumstances, one of our silkie hens managed to create life. She and her scraggly flockmate were adopted off Craigslist months ago on an evening when Ian and I had the slightly deranged desire to drive four hours round trip for free chickens. It was a successful adventure: both turned out to be females and we enjoyed the novelty of their half size eggs.

By almost miraculous circumstances, one of our silkie hens managed to create life. She and her scraggily flockmate were adopted off Craigslist months ago on a

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