Category Archive: Chickens

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 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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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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Awesome FREE Chicken Coop Plans With Photos

Awesome FREE Chicken Coop Plans With Photos 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. 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, …

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5 Uses For Chickens In the Garden

5 Uses For Chickens In the Garden If you are looking for a devoted helper in your backyard garden, the humble chicken would like to apply for the job. We all know that there is no egg fresher than that which was laid by one of your own chickens. However, the benefits of welcoming a few …

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6 Uses For Egg Shell Membrane

6 Uses For Egg Shell Membrane You Never Thought Of For something that is normally thrown out as rubbish, the membrane lining in an egg shell has some surprising uses. That’s right, crack that egg and use it as normal. Then, instead of throwing the shell away, peel that thin white skin or membrane out …

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11 Amazing Uses For Vinegar Around The Coop

11 Amazing Uses For Vinegar Around The Coop Chickens can give so much more than meat and eggs, they can make your homesteading life much more enjoyable. Each chicken has their own personality and can be very rewarding. You can make apple cider vinegar yourself or you can buy it at the store but whether …

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How to Butcher Your Own Poultry

How to Butcher Your Own Poultry Most people live a pretty comfy life compared to our ancestors. We have an abundance of fairly cheap food available at the local grocery store. Meat comes packaged on slabs of Styrofoam, with the bones and skin removed. Heck, you can even buy it marinated, cooked, and ready to …

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How to Ditch the City and Start a Farm

How to Ditch the City and Start a Farm A lot of us have the goal to live in the country, develop our homesteading skills to become more self-sufficient. Who knows, maybe even get to the point where we can live primarily off the grid. Prepping to survive after a major disaster is so much more …

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How To Make A PVC Chicken Feeder

How To Make A PVC Chicken Feeder This DIY PVC chicken feeder is strong, safe and will save your self a lot of money. When you own chickens you have to ensure they have a constant supply of fresh food. This will do that without you physically feeding them on a daily basis! Our friends …

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