Raising Chicken For Eggs And Meat You can raise chickens in your small backyard or on 20 acres. They are great starter livestock. Chickens can be used to produce meat, fertilizer, or eggs. They are very easy to manage. A list of the top chicken breeds can be found online and in books. Online information can be outdated. Elliotthomestead.com offers this comprehensive guide … [Read more...] about Raising Chicken For Eggs And Meat: A Complete Guide For Beginners
Simple Steps to Building a Chicken Coop for FREE [Chicken Coop Plans] Are you considering raising backyard chicken? It can be a good idea. There is no significant investment involved except for the chicken coop and the feeds that nourish those adorable fowls. Why is this idea gaining popularity these days? Have you ever wondered how to live on a farm where everything is … [Read more...] about Simple Steps to Building a Chicken Coop for FREE [Chicken Coop Plans]
Should You Heat Your Chicken Coop? Warm Chickens Without Burning Your Coop Short answer: If you want to, yes. Believe it or not, this question stirs up many passionate emotions among chicken keepers and chicken experts. The argument goes like this: Most people who heat their chicken coops do so with heat lamps or space heaters, which, while they work, present a … [Read more...] about Should You Heat Chicken Coop? Warm Chickens Without Burning Your Coop
How Much Does It Cost To Produce A Dozen Eggs? A recent thread on a homesteading group in Facebook got me thinking. The question asked by a homesteader was a common one: How much should she charge per dozen for eggs? The thread garnered all sorts of answers but got me to thinking about the advice I once received from an Agronomist during a class. He said, and I … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost To Produce A Dozen Eggs?