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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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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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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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