My husband and I just processed a chicken for the first time. We have several chickens that are not laying anymore, so for a while we’ve been planning to either eat them or give them away. I felt like we should definitely learn to process chickens, because it’s a skill we may need in an… Read more »
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Last week our nation has experienced our deadliest food outbreak we’ve seen a while. A recent report indicates that 84 people have been poisoned with listeria, and over 15 people have died as a result. So, what happened?
[This article is part of a series. Start with part 1.] As I mentioned last time, there are only a few essential parts of a chicken coop. There are also a few considerations you can make as you’re choosing a coop. Today we will look at both of these topics.
[This article is part of a series. Start with part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6] When we first got our chickens, I read online that you can make a chicken coop out of anything, but I didn’t believe it. Now that we’ve had chickens for a while, and… Read more »
If you decide to buy grown hens, you’ll take what you can get. Most people start with chicks, so today we’ll talk about buying chicks!
[This article is part 5 of a series. Begin with part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.] What breeds of chicken should you consider as you begin keeping Preparedness Chickens? As I mentioned before, chickens are typically classified as egg laying breeds, meat breeds, and dual-purpose breeds.
[This is part 4 of a series. Begin with part 1, part 2, and part 3] So, you’re going to start raising chickens! Will you start with chicks, or grown hens? There are advantages (and disadvantages) of each.
Keeping chickens is a wonderful way to supplement your food storage, and it seems like a great idea, but what does it actually take to raise chickens? What do you need, and what will it cost? This depends on several factors, but we will discuss them here, to give you an idea.
Today we’ll talk about what you can expect from the experience of keeping chickens. Chickens belong to flocks. You usually won’t want any fewer than 3 or 4 chickens. When you buy chickens as chicks, they are usually just a couple days old. If you buy them as hens, they may be several months old… Read more »
A couple years ago, when my husband and I were dating, we decided we wanted to get chickens. We both cared about the quality of our food, and it seemed like a fun project, so we decided to go to a local country feed store to buy some laying hens, and some chicken stuff. (Whatever… Read more »