Category Archive: Chickens

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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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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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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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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