Category Archive: Chickens

How To Freeze Fresh Eggs The Right Way

How To Freeze Fresh Eggs The Right Way If you own chickens you will know that they can produce more eggs that you can eat on a daily basis. Even more so when it’s warmer out. In the winter they lay less but you can still end up with a lot of eggs sitting around …

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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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How To Safely Preserve Fresh Eggs Without Refrigeration For Up To 9 Months

How To Safely Preserve 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. Wanna give it a try? I already do this and will never go back to refrigerating my eggs again! We have …

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How to Raise Baby Chicks on a Budget

How to Raise Baby Chicks on a Budget If you’re on the road to self-reliance and you don’t have chickens yet, what are you waiting for? We’ve all read about the war on self-reliance. It seems like feeding yourself is becoming increasingly illegal. People are forced to rip out thriving front-yard vegetable gardens, raw milk …

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5 Awesome Methods to Preserve Eggs

5 Awesome Methods to Preserve Eggs Eggs are a common food item, bought in half cartons to cartons packed by the dozen(s). Necessary for all of your cake baking needs (and plenty of other delicious recipes too), most households carry them and use them on a daily basis. If you’re the type of person who …

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How To Raise Chickens – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

How To Raise Chickens – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide One of the biggest challenges to living off the grid is having a sustainable source of food. Gardening is one way to do this, but it’s not the only way. I’m a big fan of raising chickens. The reason? Because chickens can provide you with a …

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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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How To Make a DIY Chicken Coop From an Old Swingset

How To Make a DIY Chicken Coop From an Old Swingset Setting up a new homestead when you’re on a budget can be tough. It requires a creative spirit, scrounging ability, and some basic DIY skills. If you go through the work and expense of raising chickens for eggs, it’s important to provide them with …

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How to Help Hens Lay a Lot More Eggs

How to Help Hens Lay a Lot More Eggs There are various factors that affect the production of your hens laying eggs and each one should be considered equally important in order to get the best return on your overall feed costs. Such factors include their age, health condition and surroundings to name a few. …

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Raising Chickens for Beginners

Raising Chickens for Beginners   Raising chickens is easy and rewarding but a lot of people don’t really know the true cost to having them. Having chickens is my goal for next year. There are so many rewards when you own chickens like saving money on eggs and chicken but there can also be a …

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