11 Benefits of Raising Chickens You Didn’t Know
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11 Benefits of Raising Chickens You Didn’t Know

You know chickens give you eggs, but you might not know all the wonderful benefits of raising chickens. We became backyard chicken keepers because I found myself concerned with the quality of the food I fed my family. I knew egg production was one of the biggest benefits of raising chickens, but I honestly had…

How to Keep Chicken Water from Freezing: 14 Tricks to Try
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How to Keep Chicken Water from Freezing: 14 Tricks to Try

Chickens need access to fresh water daily, but in the winter, you might find that it’s hard to keep chicken water from freezing. The first winter I raised chickens, I learned a lot of things like how to keep chicken water from freezing and all about frostbite and chickens. I also learned that chickens don’t…

Dealing with Frostbite on Chickens: What You Need to Know
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Dealing with Frostbite on Chickens: What You Need to Know

As the temperatures dip down, chicken owners have to watch for frostbite on their chickens and know how to deal with this problem appropriately. The first time I saw frostbite on chickens I had no idea what was wrong. My rooster had blackened tips on his comb, and I wondered what caused it. After a…

Raising Cornish Cross Chickens: 8 Things You Need to Know
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Raising Cornish Cross Chickens: 8 Things You Need to Know

If you want homegrown meat, raising Cornish Cross chickens is a great choice for homesteaders, even though with a small backyard. In 2020, when all the craziness happened, my husband and I decided to dive into the world of raising Cornish Cross chickens for meat, and we learned a lot. It helped to increase our…

How to Stop Chickens From Getting in Your Garden: 10 Tricks to Try
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How to Stop Chickens From Getting in Your Garden: 10 Tricks to Try

Chickens love a good garden, so if your flock found your veggies, you have to find ways to stop chickens from getting in your garden. A few weeks ago, I went on my morning walk in the garden and realized my chickens found my kitchen garden. They ate through my lettuce and used several areas…

10 Easy Herbs to Grow for Chickens to Keep Your Flock Healthy
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10 Easy Herbs to Grow for Chickens to Keep Your Flock Healthy

Chickens benefit from herbs like humans, so add these herbs to grow for chickens in your garden this year. Herbs are versatile and multi-purposeful from adding amazing flavors to your favorite soup to getting rid of an annoying headache. It feels like there is an herb for everything, and recently, I began to dive into…

11 Heritage Chicken Breeds Every Homesteader Needs in Their Flock
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11 Heritage Chicken Breeds Every Homesteader Needs in Their Flock

If you’re looking to add to your homestead chicken flock, consider raising some heritage chicken breeds. I have a slight addiction problem when it comes to raising chickens, or so my husband keeps telling me. I want to raise all of the chickens, and heritage chicken breeds have a soft spot in my heart. These…