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7 Black Chicken Breeds For Your Homestead

In addition to their striking looks, however, adding black chicken breeds to your free-ranging flock can actually protect you from hawks! Raising chickens in your own backyard can be both fun and challenging, especially if you are looking for more breeds to add to your chicken coop to expand your flock. Checking for different breeds …

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What To Feed Baby Chickens After Hatching

If you have baby chicks you may be wondering what to feed baby chickens after hatching. Caring for newborn kids is fun and risky—so is caring for newly hatched chicks. We’ve all been there—studied the cycle of eggs before they hatch. But, what happens when they hatch? How do you take care of them? Below …

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12 Unique Ways To Re-Purpose Your Fireplace Wood Ash

Throughout the Winter, and into the Spring, if you have a wood burning fireplace, or a wood stove, you have to clear out the ash to make room for new wood. In this post I’ve collected 12 unique ways you can re-purpose that wood ash. If you’re anything like me, however, you know things on …

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5 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Warm This Winter

If you’re new to chicken keeping, one of the questions you may have is; “How do I keep chickens warm in Winter?” In this post, I’ve gathered everything I’ve learned from the best in the industry and my own years of experience. Winter means the homestead is slowing down. I’ve put the garden to bed, …

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Top 12 Heritage Chicken Breeds

Ever heard of heritage chicken breeds? Learn more about these breeds, and how to choose the right one for your homestead. Heritage chicken breeds are ones bred from a line that existed prior to the mid-20th century. The American Poultry Association keeps a close eye on breeding. According to the APA, a heritage chicken is …

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