Quick Guide for Beginner Bird Owners – 8 Bird Facts You Should Know

Quick Guide for Beginner Bird Owners

Most beginner bird owners may have been drawn to the world of bird ownership mainly because of their visually appealing feather colors and patterns.  However, these feathery friends are more than just their colorful plumage.  They can bring you joy and entertain you with their vocal talents. But they also come with a responsibility and […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Chicken Feed

making your own chicken feed

Whether you are looking to cut down on feed expenses, give your chickens more of what they need, or looking into sustainable practices for prepping, making your own chicken feed can be a smart practice to possess. In this ultimate guide to making your own chicken feed, you will learn everything you need to know […]

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How To Tell A Rooster From A Hen (Is it a Boy or a Girl?)

rooster from a hen

So, how do you determine the sex of those just-hatched fluff balls in your incubator? And how do you tell a rooster from a hen? Sexing a chick can be easy (sex link chicks), or it can be a mysterious art form that takes years to perfect (vent sexing). This article will give you some […]

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What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

chickens and ducks

It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good looks and humorous farm antics, ducks are tough to resist. It quickly becomes a homesteading staple raising chickens and ducks together. It has been said that ducks are the […]

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Poultry Processing Equipment (Everything You Need to Butcher Chickens)

poultry processing

So you’ve decided to raise and process your own meat chickens. You’ve done your research and know exactly how to raise the perfect broiler. Now you’re looking forward to poultry processing day.  It’s important to be prepared and have all the processing equipment ready before the butcher day arrives (and trust me, it sneaks up […]

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Top 5 Choices For Chicken Coop Bedding

chicken coop bedding

There’s a reason people refer to getting settled in as “nesting.” Chickens are the masters of creating a comfy nook for themselves to either roost or lay their delicious eggs. Planning for chickens includes the vital decision of which type of chicken coop bedding to use.  Bedding serves many purposes besides comfort; it must also […]

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