5 reasons why chickens stop laying eggs

5 reasons why chickens stop laying eggs

If you are keeping chickens for eggs, you want them to be productive. If chickens stop laying they still need to be fed, and that costs money. There are different reasons why a chicken may not be laying eggs.

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One year anniversary!

We just celebrated our one year anniversary of living on the homestead. Time to let you know what we learned!

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If I get chickens, do I need a rooster?

If I get chickens, do I need a rooster?

Often people ask me: If I get chickens, do I need a rooster? The short answer is: No, you do not. The longer answer is: Maybe if… 

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Prepping makes sense

Prepping makes sense

We have all heard of them, Preppers. There was even a TV show about them. They think that one day the world as we know it is going to collapse in one way or another and are preparing for this day. They are preparing by buying food and supplies, creating a bug out plan with a bug out bag, in case they need to leave their house, and making sure they have shelter for when that day comes. Sounds crazy, right? Well, maybe not so much.

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7 things we’ve learned from keeping quail

7 things we've learned about keeping quail

My son really really wanted quail, so a couple of weeks ago we went to the feed store, and while I was buying feed he bought himself 3 quail. Two females and a male, I guess he takes after his mom because he wanted to breed quail and sell them. I think it is great, he’s only 8 years old and has a little business plan!

I thought quail were just tiny chickens, boy was I wrong, they are nothing like chickens! Here’s what we learned in our first weeks of keeping quail.

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My Favorite YouTube Channels

My favorite YouTube channels

YouTube is awesome, I swear it’s the modern day library. You can learn so much for free by watching videos. I decided it was time to share my favorite YouTube channels about homesteading, farming and permaculture!

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Mobile Chicken Coop Update, Part 2

Mobile chicken coop update part 2

We have been working hard on our mobile chicken coop! Time for an update!

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Monthly Recap: June & July 2017

June & July recap

June and July are over, so it’s time for another monthly recap. I decided to combine the two because both months were mostly spent in the garden and doing usual chores, so not too exciting to write about!

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Mobile Chicken Coop Update, Part 1

Mobile chicken coop

Sometimes you come across something awesome, a deal you can not refuse! That is what happened to us. We found a mobile chicken coop for next to nothing! Now, it will need some work before we can use it, but so would building one from scratch!

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Please, don’t blame the farmer

Please, don't blame the farmer

Don’t blame the farmer for the ways modern farms are set up. I see all this talk in social media about the horrible farms and the horrible people that run them. But please take a second to think before you blame the farmer. 

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