We've talked recently about raising chickens from eggs, and recently reviewed The Urban Chicken by Heather, The Homesteading Hippy. As you can see, we like chickens. And, as any prepper knows there’s more to being prepared than having a superb bug out bag and an extensive stockpile. The prepper … [Read more...] about Why Should You Raise Your Own Chickens?
I love raising chickens and especially when I get to see them hatch right in front of me. There’s nothing like going out and gathering eggs from the hen house and knowing they didn’t come from chickens living in tiny little cages and pumped full of chemicals. They also make great garbage disposals … [Read more...] about Raising Chickens from Eggs – Tips and Tricks
I was seven when we got our first chickens. My family renovated an old building on our 1.3 acre lot and ordered 100 baby chicks to fill it. We bought the heat lamps, feeders and waterers. We built nesting boxes and roofs. We even built a fancy run to keep them contained and protected when we weren't … [Read more...] about The Urban Chicken – An Ebook for the Backyard Chicken Farmer
Many backyard farms raise rabbits for their meat and the warm fur they produce. Whether you intend to harvest the meat and spin the hair (or simply enjoy as a pet!) the fertilizer these animals produce is fabulous for your garden!Rabbits love to eat vegetable scraps so they're not very … [Read more...] about How a Rabbit can be Useful on Your Backyard Farm