Creating the perfect environment for your breeding chickens is essential to ensure their health, productivity, and happiness. In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of setting up an ideal chicken coop and run on your homestead.
Welcome to the enchanting world of chicken breeding on your homestead, where the rhythmic clucks of contented hens and the excitement of collecting fresh eggs become an integral part of your daily life. As a homesteader, the prospect of raising your own flock of chickens opens the door to a plethora of benefits that go beyond the simple joys of farm life.
In this introductory post, we embark on a journey to explore the fundamentals of chicken breeding on your homestead. We’ll discover the many rewards that come with nurturing these delightful creatures and delve into the essential steps to set up a successful chicken breeding program.
Nesting boxes are essential components of a well-designed chicken coop, providing your hens with a safe and comfortable space to lay their eggs. Building a basic nesting box is a straightforward and rewarding DIY project that will benefit both you and your chickens. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to construct a functional and easily accessible nesting box for your feathered companions.
This weekly round-up is all about sourdough, chickens, block clearing and burning off, and a new social media for homesteaders series.
Another productive week as we near the middle of the year. Before you know it we’ll be getting ready for spring planting and complaining about the heat! Read on to see what we did this week!
Like all weeks on a homestead, this one was just as busy and just as fulfilling. This post outlines the last week on our homestead, including why we purchased a freeze dryer, plans for our new meat hen coop, heading out to the Ripley SSAA and a discussion about new skills. Read on for more…
Another crazy week on Milo’s Farm as I gave myself a fantastic bruising in a dodgy dismount and got involved with some homesteaders on Instagram in a sticker share! Read on to learn more about this fun filled week!
Being eco-friendly or living more in tune with nature tends to come part and parcel for homesteaders. Many will have their own vegetable garden or hens for eggs. Or some grow their own farm raised food in meat hens, rabbits, pigs or cows, and others hunt and forage in the wild. whatever the preference, I tend to think and believe that homesteaders as a broader community are probably more eco friendly and eco conscious than others.
You’ve finally made the move onto your awesome new homestead, but have no idea where to start and are a little overwhelmed at all the things that need attention. I’ve made a top 20 list of things you should consider doing when moving onto your homestead within the first year. Let’s read on to learn more.
When you live on a homestead and have a full schedule to run, especially a seasonal schedule or one where there are animals involved, time management is one of your best friends. It is especially important if you are still working full-time offsite, or even now due to covid, working from home where you may have meetings or other appointments scheduled throughout the day. To learn about my top 3 time management tips and my current homesteading schedule, read on!