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…

14 Protein Sources for Chickens Your Flock Will Love
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14 Protein Sources for Chickens Your Flock Will Love

Chickens receive the protein that they need from commercial layer feeds, and it’s supplemented with bugs, worms, snakes, lizards, and any other goodies they find throughout the day. Sometimes, you need to give your flock other protein sources for chickens. Your flock’s needs will change throughout the year. Protein is a necessary nutrient needed for…

The 11 Best Chicken Breeds for Hot Weather
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The 11 Best Chicken Breeds for Hot Weather

Did you know that summer is harder for chickens than winter? That’s why you need heat hardy chickens if you live in hot climates. Everyone stresses about the winter, but chickens struggle more in the summer than the winter. Selecting some of the best chicken breeds for hot weather reduces the discomfort your flock feels….

13 Best Cold Weather Chicken Breeds for Your Flock
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13 Best Cold Weather Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

If you live in a cold region, you need one of the best cold hardy chicken breeds. Winters are brutal in many areas, and depending on where you live, some chicken breeds struggle with the low temperatures. Picking the best cold weather chicken breeds ensures your flock stays healthy and happy throughout the winter months….