Why Chickens are Foundational To Homesteading

If you are passionate about homesteading and looking for the best way to get your feet wet,  the chicken is the place to begin your journey. Chickens are absolutely foundational to homesteading, and this can be seen in nearly every aspect of what they can provide for your farm. 

Homesteading is considered a mindset in today’s society, and if you are new to this way of life, chickens are happy to show you how it’s… [Read More]

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes the classifications of Pee-wee through Jumbo, but weight. Weight, that is, pretty much down to the ounce. Six ounces sets apart small from large, and large from jumbo.  Precise weight measuring is how grocery stores determine which eggs go in which cartons and get charged what prices. This chart,… [Read More]

Types of Quail Feeders

types of quail feeders

It’s fine and dandy for quail to be messy eaters in the wild, but their natural instinct to make a mess of their feeders isn’t conducive for confined quail.  Quail tend to waste feed by violently rummaging through their crumbles about—with their heads. Quail are natural foragers, and their main diet consists of grains, seeds, and bugs. In the wild, they have to scratch, hunt, and peck for food. So, when your quails start wasting… [Read More]

Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs

Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs

If you are limited on space, or just over your chickens, but you love the thought of raising your own meat and eggs, you might want to consider raising quail. Due to their small size, they are ideal for those who want something relatively easy to care for.

Quail Meat

Quail meat is considered to be quite the delicacy. It is tender, juicy, and a tad more flavorful than chicken. Purchasing quail meat from… [Read More]

Top 7 Chicken Feed Brands

When it comes to feeding your flock, just as feeding yourself, it’s important to know good quality food from poor quality food. Additionally, it is just as or even more important to know HOW to feed them. Although the ingredients used in different types of feed are similar, the proportions vary depending on the particular age and use category of chickens being fed. Each bag of feed is labeled with its specific use. So before… [Read More]