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Many Americans have decided its time to enjoy their own inputs. In other words, its time to start producing food on our own land.
Not everyone has this kind of land or capability, however, those that are willing to take action.
There was a time when homesteading was something that many thought was well out of their reach. That is until the explosion of urban homesteaders. Here is a question:
If you live in the suburbs and have chickens, bees, fruit trees, and gardens, aren’t you homesteading?
Chickens are one of those things that just makes you feel like you are having an effect. Seeing them cluck about the yard and collecting their eggs on a daily basis is very rewarding. If your locality allows it, you should certainly look into keeping, even a small flock, of chickens.
Four chickens can not only provide you with lots of eggs for a small family but also are very easy to take care of.
A simple DIY feeder can be made using PVC pipes that you can run out of the top of your coop or your run. These PVC pipes should have a 90 degree joint at the end.
From here you are going to cap the top and put the joint inside the cage. You will be able to feed your chickens without fumbling in or around the cage or coop with a feeder that is inside.
You can also make your own waterers. You could use a simple 5-gallon bucket waterer. These are easy to make and you might even have most of the things you need already.
Give chickens and the urban homestead a try. It’s a very rewarding and satisfying journey into self-reliance and independence.