Incredible Homestead Chickens

Easy-to-keep, chickens will provide delicious eggs and meat, plus bug control, fertilizer and tillage.



Chicks
Not all chicken breeds have a strong instinct to hatch eggs and nurture young. To foster these traits, the author is working on an experimental cross of old English games and rose comb Dorkings.
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Mobile Coop
Pasturing the flock is the best thing you can do for your birds’ health and for nutrient-rich eggs and meat. Pasture shelters can be designed in all shapes, sizes and materials to meet specific needs.
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Electric Net Fencing
Barred Plymouth rocks are quite productive. Many people find the black and white barring attractive.
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Barred Plymouth
Electric net fencing is an excellent management tool for getting the flock onto the pasture, while confining them where you want and protecting them from predators.
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Rooster 2
Your backyard flock can help preserve our historic breeds. The old English game breed has a thousand-year history as a utilitarian farm fowl.
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Rooster
High quality eggs are one of many great reasons to keep a flock of chickens.
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