Learn some surprising facts about chickens! #chickens #homesteading #farm #poultry

10 Things You May Not Know About Chickens I call chickens the gateway drug to farm animals! Almost everybody I know who moves out to the country for the first time gets chickens right away 🙂 I grew up on a former chicken farm (my grandpa had the largest egg laying farm in the state of Kansas in the 1950’s and 1960’s!) and we always had chickens in one of the old chicken houses.  We all had chicken chores at one time or another during our childhood. And…I hated it! What?  Me, who named myREAD MORE

how to raise meat chickens raising broilers homesteading

*Note- I wrote this post a year ago in June of 2017.  It’s an overall comprehensive post on raising meat chickens.  My new chicks for 2018 will be arriving this week, so I plan on blogging about it step by step to really give you an in depth look at how we do it! Have you ever thought about raising your own meat chickens?  I’m here today to give you the lowdown and my personal experiences, both good and bad! How to Raise Your Own Meat Chickens I raised my first batch of meat chickensREAD MORE

pros and cons of free range chickens

Pros and Cons of Free Range Chickens Raising your own chickens for eggs and meat is one of the first steps for your new homestead, right?  I call chickens the gateway drug!  Trust me, you start with chickens, then you move on to goats, then pigs, then cows, then who knows what else…. and your husband and kids are like “Please stop!  We don’t want anymore chores!”  Seriously, this has NOT happened in my life- ha! I’m here to give you the lowdown on all things chicken, but since I could probably right an entireREAD MORE