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The Homesteader's Creed - The homesteading movement is spreading across the country at lighting speed. Families are looking for ways to live on less, be more self-sufficient, and are changing the way they look at how they live. #homesteading

The Homesteader's Creed - The homesteading movement is spreading across the country at lighting speed. Families are looking for ways to live on less, be more self-sufficient, and are changing the way they look at how they live. #homesteading

This Adorable Hen House Is The Perfect DIY Upcycle

Instead Of Tossing Kids’ Old Play Set, Mom Transforms It Into An Incredible Hen House

If you've ever thought about jumping on the crazy bandwagon of backyard chicken owners, here's a nerdy breakdown of what fresh eggs REALLY cost.

The Real Cost of Fresh Backyard Eggs

If you've ever thought about jumping on the crazy bandwagon of backyard chicken owners, here's a nerdy breakdown of what fresh eggs REALLY cost.

homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.)

Homemade Chicken Drinker

homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.)

5 chickens completely cleared this land of grass and weeds and tilled it over a month long period of moving the run from place to place.

5 chickens completely cleared this land of grass and weeds and tilled it over a month long period of moving the run from place to place.

4 Benefits to a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens

4 Benefits of a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens -

Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:

Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:

DIY recycled tire for chicken dust bath. Mix equals amounts of wood ash, builder’s sand soil, food grade diatomaceous earth.

DIY recycled tire for chicken dust bath. Mix equals amounts of wood ash, builder’s sand soil, food grade diatomaceous earth.

chickens in winter-- without electricity - some of this was really helpful and I'm surprised we haven't thought of some of them. It will make things easier on the boys, too.

chickens in winter-- without electricity - some of this was really helpful and I'm surprised we haven't thought of some of them. It will make things easier on the boys, too.

10 Most Fequently Asked Chicken Questions - Byron's friend Mike sprays Poultry Protector on a Buff Orpington. It's a non-toxic, all-natural product safe for use in the coop and directly on chickens to help clean away mites, lice, and fleas.

Best Backyard Chickens: Facts about Chickens, Best Chickens for Eggs, Raising Meat Chicken Breeds, What to Feed Chickens & Easy Chicken Coops to Build

10 Most Fequently Asked Chicken Questions - Byron's friend Mike sprays Poultry Protector on a Buff Orpington. It's a non-toxic, all-natural product safe for use in the coop and directly on chickens to help clean away mites, lice, and fleas.

Buff Orpingtons Chicken Breed Information & Pictures, I want some yard hens when I build my dream home!

Hen Facts: A hen lives an average of 5-7 years, but can live up to 20 years. She'll lay eggs her entire life, with production decreasing every year from year one. This hen is a Buff Orpington. Once a hen gets to be 7 years old, she would only lay eggs in the spring....once she is over 10 years, they pretty much stopped . . . . . . . a hen's average life is 14 years. Many folk only raised their hens for the eggs.....

Hen Facts: A hen lives an average of 5-7 years, but can live up to 20 years. She'll lay eggs her entire life, with production decreasing every year from year one. This hen is a Buff Orpington. Once a hen gets to be 7 years old, she would only lay eggs in the spring....once she is over 10 years, they pretty much stopped . . . . . . . a hen's average life is 14 years. Many folk only raised their hens for the eggs.....

Washed, construction grade sand is a better litter choice for the coop and run than play sand. Manufactured sand should never be used as chicken litter.

Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar

Washed, construction grade sand is a better litter choice for the coop and run than play sand. Manufactured sand should never be used as chicken litter.