For if we ever have chickens- bucket nesting boxes, like this idea - easy to clean!

For if we ever have chickens- bucket nesting boxes, like this idea - easy to clean!

A Simple Guide to Buying Your First Goat, from Weed 'Em And Reap

A Simple Guide to Buying your First Goat

A Simple Guide to Buying Your First Goat, from Weed 'Em And Reap

Emptying a few cans of corn into a muffin tray, adding water & then freezing it is a very small act of kindness. But on hot days, it means the world to the chickens that live here. Pecking away at an ice block to finally be rewarded with a cold corn kernel is a great way to help them keep cool .

Emptying a few cans of corn into a muffin tray, adding water & then freezing it is a very small act of kindness. But on hot days, it means the world to the chickens that live here. Pecking away at an ice block to finally be rewarded with a cold corn kernel is a great way to help them keep cool .

Growing fodder (sprouted barley) for animal feed. Cuts your spending on feed in half (at least)!

Growing fodder for the homestead

Growing fodder (sprouted barley) for animal feed. Cuts your spending on feed in half (at least)!

This is the way to raise meal worms.  Great chicken food supplement.  So easy to do in plastic drawers.

This is the way to raise meal worms. Great chicken food supplement. So easy to do in plastic drawers.

To encourage your chickens to drink in hot weather fill a dish with ice water & dump in black oil sunflower seeds.  They drink as they go for the seed.

To encourage your chickens to drink in hot weather fill a dish with ice water & dump in black oil sunflower seeds. They drink as they go for the seed.

It takes 2 acres of land to feed a family of 4 for a year. cool to think about for the future, inspiration for what my garden can accomplish even now.

How Much Land Do You Need To Go Off The Grid?

It takes 2 acres of land to feed a family of 4 for a year. cool to think about for the future, inspiration for what my garden can accomplish even now.

Beginners Guide To Raising Goats |  #homesteading #goats

A Simple Guide to Raising & Milking Goats

Wing Clipping 101 - When to do it.  How to do it.  Why to do it. | The 104 Homestead #chickens #poultry #wings

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Avoid Chicken Boredom with enrichment activities | HenCam. Great ideas, great pictures! Thank you Mal!

Avoid Chicken Boredom with enrichment activities | HenCam. Great ideas, great pictures! Thank you Mal!

How to Raise Chickens for Beginners – Part One   We just took the plunge into chicken land too.  This is a great post that I needed to read.  #chicken  #really  howdoesshe.com

How to Raise Chickens for Beginners – Part One We just took the plunge into chicken land too. This is a great post that I needed to read. #chicken #really howdoesshe.com

Chicken Bathing 101 DIY Great info, this was a fun read. » The Homestead Survival

Chicken Bathing 101 DIY Great info, this was a fun read. » The Homestead Survival

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Easy Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

The Chicken Coop Checklist by esperanza I friggen love this ... makes planning a…

Easy Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

Train your chickens to come when called, so you can let them out and get them in anytime you want. Also enables you to call them to safety when predators lurk. If you have multiple flocks, you can train each to come to a different call. Very helpful when you have new pullets free ranging with old flock, and need to get each flock to its own coop... Wonder if this works..

How to Train Chickens to Come When Called -

Train your chickens to come when called, so you can let them out and get them in anytime you want. Also enables you to call them to safety when predators lurk. If you have multiple flocks, you can train each to come to a different call. Very helpful when you have new pullets free ranging with old flock, and need to get each flock to its own coop... Wonder if this works..

Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

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