Post 1: The basics of chicken breeding for homesteaders – how to kickstart your flock for success!

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.

Guide to Building a Basic Nesting Box for Your Chickens

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.

How to start a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle

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.

3 tips for time management & my homestead schedule

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!