Although chickens are very adaptable, they still need a little extra TLC during extreme weather.
When your egg basket runneth over, use these tricks to making the most of your egg supply.
Chickens enjoy a varied diet , and you can put almost anything in front of them and they will happily consume it. But there are a few food types to steer clear of.
Hobby homesteading is showing up in the sprawling suburban neighborhoods. Here are the most popular small breeds and how to get started.
Fermenting chicken feed is an inexpensive and easy way to promoting good gut health. The process is so easy, you will wonder why you haven’t done this earlier!
You may have done everything right in protecting your dry pantry goods, but there are times when bugs find a way into your food supply. While these infestations may prevent humans from consuming it, take comfort in knowing that all is not lost!
As easy as rabbits are to care for, you do need to be mindful of the kinds of foods that they eat. Rabbits that graze can quickly run into mischief and eat foods that could be deemed deadly.
Learn some tips and tricks from other homesteaders on what your micro-livestock needs to eat in order to stay healthy to ultimately benefit your family.
When chicks are ordered through the mail, they may need a little extra TLC. Here are some tips for reenergizing your chicks after a long transport.
Creating your own fodder system is an economic solution to ensuring your livestock receives a well-rounded diet. This nutrient-dense diet will keep your animals healthier and happier in the process, thus reducing vet bills. Keep these tips in mind and create an ever-growing fodder system for your livestock.
Keeping chickens is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My chickens get to free range and I get eggs in return. To thank them for keeping my family fed, I like to make them these tasty suet treats made of their favorite snacks.
As a prepper who wants to know I can survive some possible disaster scenarios, it makes sense to me, because it’s something I can do “right here and now” as a practical survival skill that isn’t socially unacceptable and which will thus be in place already if some disaster scenario does take place.
Raising backyard chickens has been trending in recent years, thanks to the sustainability movement. But it could be making your family sick. Eight different states are reporting Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens.
Just like humans, animals tend to get ailments, and without proper care, those ailments can turn into serious infections. Learn about 5 home remedies to give livestock to help soothe their ailments.
Chicken coops need a little T.L.C. during the winter months. Here are 6 ways to winterize your coop and keep your chickens warm and cozy.
Ben Falk’s video on Adaptive Land and Infrastructure Systems for a Changing World, is incredibly thought provoking.
There is some discussion about the idea of livestock being an ideal alternative to the family dog or cat. While I do not agree on livestock animals becoming family pets, I do appreciate the research that went into which animals are child-friendly. See why these three livestock animals are family friendly.
Whether you choose to get started with chicks or eggs, quail are an easy way to provide sustainable meat even in small spaces. They’re prolific layers, can be eaten without the meat becoming tough at any time during their lives, and are a great way to get into poultry for the small scale homesteader.
I would advise anyone who wants to grow but think there’s too many problems to think again. Think laterally…and vertically, think outside the box and you will be surprised just what you can grow in a confined space.
There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.
Composting doesn’t have to be difficult and although it may seem like a daunting task to get started, this helpful guide should help walk you through any rough patches.
Scientists in Amsterdam have found ways to help their bee population regain its health. Here’s how to implement some of their methods in your community.
Tarps serve multiple purposes in an emergency situation and are great for long-term uses. Here are 10 practical uses for tarps in an emergency situation.
Before you put in your next garden, it’s important to think about the goals you have for the coming growing season. And, now with the new year, comes new garden resolutions!
A recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Although it’s difficult to imagine cleaning could be just as detrimental to one’s health as smoking, the research suggests that the chemicals in cleaning products that get inhaled are actually just as bad.
Rubber bands are useful for many things. Here are some of the ones you may not have thought of.
Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!
It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!
Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs. But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.
Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again. If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.