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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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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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Yogurt does NOT increase egg production

Yogurt does not increase egg production

I am part of different homesteading groups on social media, and every once in a while a post will come by: “I fed my chickens yogurt and they went from laying 5-6 eggs a day to laying 16 eggs a day!” Along with the post you see a picture of a lot of eggs, and it almost seems to good to be true, because it is.

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Rcom Max20 Incubator Review

Rcom Max20 Incubator Review

We splurged a little last month and got ourselves a brand spanking new incubator! The first round of eggs have hatched so it’s time for me to assess how it went!

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Why our farm fresh eggs are more expensive

Why our farm fresh eggs are more expensive (than eggs at the grocery store)

“These eggs are really expensive, I can get eggs at Aldi for much less!” That is something I have heard twice in the last couple of weeks!

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We turned our pig pen into a chick brooder!

Pig pen to chick brooderWe live on a small farm with farm buildings. They are old but still functioning. At one time pigs were housed in the buildings. I am sure they served their purpose at that time. We have no intentions of keeping pigs at this point in our journey. And if we ever do they will be pasture raised. The pig pen seemed pretty useless to us, until we decided to turn it into a chick brooder!

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How to prepare for a bottle lamb

How to prepare for a bottle lamb

It’s that time of the year, little lambs everywhere! Usually lambs stay in the pasture with their mother and she takes care of them. However,  sometimes the ewe (especially if it’s her first lambing ) rejects the lamb. Unfortunately it also happens the ewes die during or shortly after birth. Which means you have a bottle lamb. It is necessary to be prepared for this, because it happens and you don’t want to have to go looking for supplies when the lamb is already born. How do you prepare for a bottle lamb?

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Signs that your ewe is (close to) giving birth

Signs that your ewe is giving birth

Most of the time you know when you should expect your sheep to give birth. We, however, had a ram with the herd most of last year and weren’t so sure. That’s how we ended up with a little surprise lamb in December. Right now we are expecting our other ewe to lamb pretty soon, so I am keeping a close eye on her for signs that indicate she is starting labor.

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What does homesteading teach our children?

What does homesteading teach our children?

Part of the reason we started homesteading is to create a healthy life for our children. I am sure if you ask many homesteaders why they started homesteading, then one of the reasons is their children. We want the most for our children, and feel like we can give them this by homesteading. Children can learn so much from homesteading (as can we). What exactly does homesteading teach our children?

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Hybrids vs. Pure Breeds: Laying hens

Hybrids vs. Pure Breeds: Laying Hens

There are so many different chicken breeds to choose from, but there are also hybrids designed for egg production. When you go to the grocery store and buy eggs they are most likely layed by hybrids. But what are hybrids and are they a good fit for backyard chicken keeping?

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