In my previous post, I discussed several points comparing the relative benefits of using incubators for hatching chicks vs. doing things the natural way - that is, assigning the job to a broody. Today I am going to cover some more factors influencing the chicken owner's decision on this matter.
A monthly guide and to-do list applying permaculture through the seasons with Wild Abundance.
We take it for granted that cows and other mammals make milk for their babies and for us. The process is truly a miracle of nature. What follows is a brief explanation of exactly how cows make milk.
Is it better to use an incubator for hatching chicks or do things the natural way by hatching chicks using a broody hen?
Both are fun birds for the farm, but there are some key differences between ducks and geese.
This is the sixth blog post in an alphabetically organized introduction to homesteading. It covers an understanding of what horticulture is and why it is important to homesteading. You'll find reading recommendations, information on plant selection, garden planning, plant propagation, seed saving, and food security.
By Lydia Noyes
Homesteading is tricky enough without a full-time outside job. If you're passionate about where you live, it pays to think outside the conventional job market for full-time jobs that you can do right from home.
By Alyssa Craft
Two homesteaders share first-hand what the reality of cutting your own firewood is like. If you haven’t cut your own wood before, there can be a lot to know and learn!