Hens





8/18/2014
Starting a chicken flock and researching the Ameraucana chicken breed.
7/21/2014
This blog post covers receiving baby chicks by mail, minimizing chick starve-out, brooder waterers and feeders, and getting chicks contentedly settled in.
11/20/2013
Learn how to identify the right time to butcher laying hens for meat.
8/12/2013
Unprepared for their first foray into country living, Kristy Athens takes what she learned and focuses on 5 areas to be considered before moving to the country: Land, buildings, animals, food and community.
6/13/2013
Preserving rare breeds requires that the animals are successful in having babies. For our poultry, we sometimes find that the mother hen does a better job than the incubator.
5/16/2013
Egg miles: the distance eggs travel from hen to table.
5/14/2013
The United States has one of the lowest rates of active transportation in the world, leading to poor cardiovascular health and other diseases.
4/2/2013
Egg production in family flocks vs. factory farms.
12/6/2012
Kitchen dish towels designated only for hand drying help keep germs out of the kitchen, without going on a fanatical sanitizing binge.
10/30/2012
Keeping a rooster with your flock of hens is beneficial but must be done carefully. Here’s how to introduce a rooster to your poultry flock.
4/25/2012
Top bar hive modifications, turkey traps, and gourmet potatoes are just a few of the topics covered in the past week of blogging we've been up to. Homesteading healthcare and a new virtual book club round off the week with several reader comments.
3/19/2012
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.
11/4/2011
Cam notices how many chicken-related expressions we use in our every day language!
11/2/2011
How do you keep backyard chickens safe from poultry predators? With a bit of elbow grease and a few tips, your girls will be safe from sharp teeth.
6/15/2011
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors--in your own backyard.
4/25/2011
Susie Stephens' memorial now grows in the city of her tragic death.
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!




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