Category Archives: Chickens

Buying Meat Chicks?

I am working on our meat production for the year and I am hedging on things, like most things in my life, I tend towards the prepared side of things, the have a backup to your backup..  or two is … Continue reading

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Getting your hens to lay in the cold dark winter months

How do you get a steady supply of winter eggs on the homestead? I have gotten a few questions from local newer folks that are asking, how do I get my hens to keep or start laying eggs. This is … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for spring egg laying.

I know it seems like its right in the hard part of winter and I know from talking to my family and friends that they are either into hunker down mode or they are hitting the slopes, the trails and … Continue reading

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Old Chicken- Tough Free range birds

So folks love to talk about how full of flavour free range chicken is, and if you butcher young birds in tractors that are moved daily, you get full flavour young tender well treated chicken.. But what do you do … Continue reading

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Learning a new skill for 2016- hatching eggs

While I will continue to use the mothers as much as possible, between some hens not sitting or sitting when I want, between ordering birds from the south and then having this past years bird flu outbreak and the chicks and … Continue reading

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Winter eggs- How to get them

How do you get a steady supply of winter eggs on the homestead? Most folks talk about Light and how it effects laying and it does, and its important for sure.. Darker hens have more trouble with this then lighter … Continue reading

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Heavy Dual Bird Growout 2015 – Speckled Sussex

This grow out had a number of challenges, the least of which are that I got chicks at three different times of the year, so they have to be compared to where they are fair more then If I had … Continue reading

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The New Layer Flock to be..

My older flock is really getting up there with age on some of the hens, I love them and I hope to get another year or two out of them yet, but my youngest hen is three coming four and … Continue reading

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Chicken Growout overview 2015

I am doing a huge amount of tracking on this, as its a tracking year but I thought I had a basic overview up and If I do I can not find it, I can find my cow, pork and … Continue reading

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The Chicks of 2015- Off-Farm Bought

I already have my first momma hen sitting on nest of eggs at the moment, and I am hoping for many more, there will be farm raised chicks But it was also a buying year.. 4- bought, 3 are with … Continue reading

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