There are some obvious (and some subtle!) differences between duck eggs & chicken eggs. Learn why you might want to consider ducks when thinking about eggs.
Ever wonder why your hens’ egg production decreases in the wintertime? Here’s why, how chicken lights help, and a discussion about whether or not you should use them.
Dreaming of living off the grid? Read how one family achieved an off grid homestead WITHOUT going into debt! With a willingness to DIY, you can, too!
Whether from a tool library or using a service that connects individuals, tool sharing makes sense economically and environmentally.
Adding dairy goats to your homestead? Check out these five goat farming basics that you should consider before you bring your first dairy goat home.
Cut your animal feed costs substantially by growing fodder from oats, wheat, or barley. It’s inexpensive chicken food and good for other livestock, too.
Choosing which duck breeds are best for your backyard farm requires a bit of assessment. Are you raising them primarily for eggs? Or are they meat birds? Do you need a duck breed that is docile? Or is it okay if they’re a bit nervous? Here are three to try, complete with what you can expect from each.
In harsh, cold climates there are some simple tactics for keeping things hospitable in the duck coop. The biggest issue with ducks is the water — they need it, but in harsh winters that water easily turns into a mucky mess or freezes. Adopt these tactics to keep your duck coop habitable and safe for your flock.
This is the chicken gear and chicken equipment you’ll be happy to have in your coop at the moment when you need it. Must-have chicken supplies, if you will. Keeping chickens is not hard. But there are certainly some things you learn along the way when you do. Case in point? Chicken supplies. There are [...]