Food supply and pandemic fears have surfaced amid bird flu strain mutations revelations. Not only are Chinese chickens and ducks passing the latest and perhaps most deadly version of the H7N9 avian flu, the harmful virus is also infecting and killing human beings. The H2N2 bird flu has already infected thousands of turkey flocks in… Read more »
Livestock both small and large must be kept healthy to provide food and milk for the family during a long-term natural or man-made disaster. When the food supply chain is interrupted for even a short period of time, grocery store shelves will empty in a matter of days – if not hours. The natural… Read more »
[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!
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 »