Category Archive: Chickens

Backyard Chicken Eggonomics: How Much Does it Really Cost to Raise Chickens?

Backyard Chicken Eggonomics: How Much Does it Really Cost to Raise Chickens? I think generally we all would like to raise chickens, either for the eggs or just as pets. Lets be honest tho, do you really know what keeping chickens costs to raise? I know I didn’t until I read the amazing article from …

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Growing Your Own Chicken Feed the Easy Way

Growing Your Own Chicken Feed the Easy Way If you are a chicken farmer, whether commercially or just a backyard flock, you know that good quality chicken feed is anything but inexpensive.  Chances are pretty good that if you raise chickens, you also have a garden and therefore a built in workforce! There are several …

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Basic Survival Skills for Living a Good Life

Basic Survival Skills for Living a Good Life It may seem like survival skills should come along with common sense, but with modern conveniences, it’s easy to get someone else to do most things for you.  Food preparation, laundry services, and vehicle maintenance can be easily outsourced these, days but what do we do in …

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14 Common Chicken Predators and How to Protect Chickens

14 Common Chicken Predators and How to Protect Your Chickens Other than diseases, predators are the biggest problem of every chicken owner. Being able to protect chickens from these predators can be tricky though. If you’re a new chicken owner, you might not notice it yet but there are many animals out there interested in having …

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How To Store Fresh Eggs Without Refrigeration For Up To 9 Months

How To Store Fresh Eggs Without Refrigeration For Up To 9 Months Store eggs without refrigeration like we did back in the day! Some say the eggs taste better when kept this way. Want to give it a try? I already do this and will never go back to refrigerating my eggs again! We have been …

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Top 6 Poultry Picks for Preppers

Top 6 Poultry Picks for Preppers If you are prepping for the end of the world or about to start a homestead, poultry should be top on your list of animals to get. It isn’t just limited to chickens either. There are plenty of other poultry you should seriously consider adding to your home and in …

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Got Empty Wire Spools? Here’s An Idea

Got Empty Wire Spools? Here’s An Idea I saw this on the backyardchickens.com forum and had to share it with you all. I personally have never seen anything like this. I think it’s a fantastic idea, especially if you keep smaller livestock like rabbits or ducks. You can pick up unwanted wire spools from craigslist or …

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Top 4 Dual Purpose Breeds And Laying Chicken Breeds

Top 4 Dual Purpose Breeds And Laying Chicken Breeds Chickens are just part of a preppers / homesteaders life. They provide, companionship, eggs and meat if needed. They keep down the insects around your yard and are just all round lifesavers. Click the images below to see the infographic. Feel free to save and share them. …

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10 Awesome DIY Chicken Coop Designs

10 Awesome DIY Chicken Coop Designs Now the weather is cooling off a little, I think it is time I made my hens a new home. I have had a cheap tractor supply coop for years and quite frankly it sucks! It’s too small and not very sturdy! Time to make my own because chicken …

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How To Build An Amazing Chicken Coop

How To Build An Amazing Chicken Coop Backyard chicken coops continue to gain in popularity and I don’t see any signs of it slowing down. Chickens are great for the homesteader, or dare I say, even the weekend prepper and suburban survivalist, given the advantage of having a source of fresh eggs. But you must …

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