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How to Sell Backyard Chicken Eggs

Sell backyard chicken eggs

It’s unlikely you will become a millionaire when you sell backyard chicken eggs. However, you should be able to generate a small income that can at least cover feed costs.  What follows is a basic primer on how to sell chicken eggs, whether you have a small amount every week or if you have a […]

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Raising Goats – A Beginner’s Guide

raising goats

Goats are superb multiple-purpose homesteading livestock. They provide meat, milk, and property maintenance. Even if you live on a small homestead, there is enough space to keep Pygmy or Nigerian dwarf goat breeds to help achieve your sustainability goals. In this guide, we will go over many broad topics on goats, how to purchase goats, […]

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Are You Buying A Pullet or Hen? How to Tell the Difference

pullets or hens

With spring just around the corner, many new and experienced chicken keepers will be venturing out to purchase new chicks for the first time or add more chicks to their existing flock. Some of the most common jargons you will hear when buying new hens: is pullets, hens and point of lay. If you are […]

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How To Tell Which Hens Are Laying Eggs

how to tell which hen is laying eggs

You have hens laying eggs, but minimal eggs – why is that? What’s happening? It could be environmental, nutritional, seasonal, or just a particular breed of bird. Sometimes you aren’t even sure which hens are laying – or not. Today we are going to look at how you can check to see which of your […]

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How Are Chicken Eggs Fertilized

chicken eggs are fertilized

We all know that you don’t need a rooster to get an egg, right? Our hens will lay an egg daily with or without any assistance from the male sex. However, if you want fertilized chicken eggs, you will need a rooster to perform his duties with your hens, which he will be happy to […]

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The Best Egg Incubator: How To Choose (And Use It Properly) [Updated]

Egg-Incubator

Once you get an egg incubator, I think you can officially be labeled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two. The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having Christmas every day. There are lots of different types of incubators out there, ranging […]

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Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu

Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu How to Spot It and Why It Matters Blog Cover

In recent days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had identified instances of deadly bird flu in U.S. flocks, putting the poultry industry on high alert. At the same time, an outbreak was also confirmed in a backyard flock of birds in Fauquier County, Va. In December of 2014, the bird flu (also known as Avian […]

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Keep Hens Laying Eggs Through The Winter

hens laying eggs in the winter

When Fall arrives, molting is not far behind. Broody hens have probably already molted. Those that have finished molting are now sporting bright, tight new feathers, red combs, and wattles, but no eggs. The number of eggs that chickens lay is hugely affected by the season and the number of daylight hours. In today’s article, […]

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Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fearless, vicious, sneaky, and deadly; is the common perception of a fisher cat. While some of this is true, we will look at this solitary creature and then assess how you can best protect your chickens from predation. The native Indian people admired the bravery and ability of this solitary hunter in their native tales […]

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How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

how often do chickens lay eggs

We get asked this question from time to time, so we thought that this would be an excellent time to talk about the chick and laying season imminent now. How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? The short answer is – it depends on the breed, the hen’s age, and the season. Some breeds lay furiously, […]

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