Tag: Chickens

Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis in Chickens

Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis in Chickens

Backyard chickens are easy to keep when you have the essentials in place to keep them healthy. Sometimes, however, chickens get sick just like any other living being. The most common chicken ailment is called Coccidiosis, often known as Cocci (pronounced cox-y). Preventing and treating […]

5 Things You Need to Raise Healthy Chickens

5 Things You Need to Raise Healthy Chickens

Whether you start your flock by hatching eggs, buying chicks or getting adults, you will need five basic items to raise healthy chickens. This post will help guide you on what is needed right away and what you may have some time to get. Should […]

Backyard Chickens – Everything You Need to Know

Backyard Chickens – Everything You Need to Know

Are you thinking about getting backyard chickens? They can be a great addition to your family as both pets and a source of food, but there are some things to consider before getting chickens. Does your city or town allow them? Where will you keep […]

New Homesteader Advice

New Homesteader Advice

Are you starting you new homesteader or thinking about homesteading? It can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. What do you do first? Get chickens? Plant a garden? I asked 23 homesteaders what advice they would give to someone new to the homesteading […]

Make Money Homesteading – Really!

Make Money Homesteading – Really!

Can you make money homesteading? Absolutely! There are lots of ways to create sustainable sources of income from your homestead if you want to. Some homesteaders simply enjoy the lifestyle and choose not to use it as a financial means. That’s great too. Here at […]

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

Are feed sacks piling up on your homestead? Don’t throw them away! Repurpose a feed sack into a tote bag. The material is durable enough to withstand quite a bit of weight. The totes are perfect for shopping at the farmer’s market or grocery store. […]

Homesteading: What 23 Homesteaders Love Most About It

Homesteading: What 23 Homesteaders Love Most About It

Homesteaders seem to love homesteading. They are up with the sun every morning working to take of care of livestock, tend the garden, and reap their rewards. This is the second post in a series where I interview homesteaders to find out more about whey […]

Why Homestead? 22 Homesteading Bloggers Share All

Why Homestead? 22 Homesteading Bloggers Share All

A homestead is a house and the land surrounding it. The term homesteading is often associated with living off the land by growing and preserving your own food and creating sustainability off the grid. Homestead bloggers use their corners of the internet to provide information […]

Breakfast Eggs – 20 New Ways to Eat Eggs for Breakfast

Breakfast Eggs – 20 New Ways to Eat Eggs for Breakfast

The best part of raising chickens is collecting and EATING their delicious eggs. They are rich and creamy and packed with flavor unlike eggs you buy at the grocery store. With less cholesterol and higher nutritional value, eggs from free ranging chickens are healthier too. […]

Homesteading and Homemaking Link-Up May 8, 2018

Homesteading and Homemaking Link-Up May 8, 2018

You all linked up some fantastic homesteading and homemaking posts last week! They are all pinned on Pinterest (because they were that good), and hopefully you met some new bloggers too. I know I did!  Thanks for helping this link-up party gain some traction. Isn’t […]

Homesteading and Homemaking Link-Up

Homesteading and Homemaking Link-Up

The internet is filled with talented homesteaders and homemakers, and I know from experience that they are the nicest people. (Well, they are at least tied with RV-ers and campers!) I am excited to partner with one of these talented bloggers, Kayla, The Homesteading Homemaker, […]

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Did you know you can grow plants to ensure the health of your chickens? Several flowers, greens, berries and even vegetables can add to a chicken’s well being in a variety of ways. Chances are a garden is already in the works on your homestead, […]