Category Archive: Chickens

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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How To Build a Simple Yet Awesome Backyard Chicken Coop

How To Build a Simple Yet Awesome Backyard Chicken Coop Build your own simple yet awesome chicken coop for your backyard and save hundreds of dollars. This cool DIY project could save you hundreds of dollars and get you a bigger coop for your money. The materials needed can be bought from any hardware store …

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10 Reasons Why Raising Ducks Might Be Better Than Chickens

10 Reasons Why Raising Ducks Might Be Better Than Chickens The number of people / families that are keeping chickens is on the rise. They produce eggs pretty much daily and can be a source of meat when the time arises, but recently I have seen more and more accounts of how ducks are becoming …

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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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