FARM

3 Good Duck Breeds for Beginners

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.

Chicken Supplies: Must-Have Chicken Gear to Keep in the Coop

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 [...]

Raising Pigeons for Meat

Could raising pigeons for meat be a way to provide protein on your small homestead? It’s an unusual choice in America, but pigeons are a protein source elsewhere.

Bird Mites: Natural Control for your Flock

Bird mites (also called poultry mites or chicken mites) are a chicken owner’s nightmare. They’re tiny, and they bite, and they can make chickens very sick — even causing death. Here are a number of different treatments and tactics to combat poultry mites in your flock.

Save Thousands of Dollars with a Sharing Economy

Sharing big items — instead of every household owning one — can save you money, reduce the environmental impacts of producing more than we really (truly) need, and free up some of your precious storage space.

Building a Pallet Chicken Coop Extension for More Space

Building a recycled pallet chicken coop extension is a great way to create more space for your hens to peck. This easy chicken coop extension will keep your poultry flock from roaming too far afield, while giving them more space to scratch and peck and seek out bugs and fodder. Your hens will be so happy!