Category Archive: Raising Livestock

All post related to raising livestock

Feb 24

Compassionate Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Many homesteaders have taken it upon themselves to embrace compassionate winter bird feeding and the tips to help make it easier. Winter time can be the hardiest season of the year to survive as a record breaking low temperatures have taken hold and food sources have become scarce. Offering rich high energy foods such as …

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Feb 17

How To Build A Chicken Swing for Coop

This step by step tutorial of how to build a chicken swing for the coop or moveable tractor gives each chicken a place to comfortably perch off the ground.  Using a natural log or branch to create your chicken swing is a bonus because the chickens will be able to have a firmer grasp onto …

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Feb 15

How To Build An Inexpensive Chicken Egg Incubator

This step by step tutorial of how to build an inexpensive chicken egg incubator for the homesteader who wants to increase these flock. Many homesteaders on a budget have found the tried and true inexpensive way to incubate eggs. Using durable styrofoam (overnight food shipping container) box to retain warmth, generated by a gentle heating …

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Feb 12

Moveable Chicken Hoop House Tractor

This step by step tutorial of how to build a moveable chicken hoop house tractor is easy to build and gives chickens open space to move around in a fenced enclosure safely. Chicken tractors allow chickens fresh food foraging such as grass, weeds and bugs which widens their diet and lowers their feed needs. Chickens …

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Feb 10

Grow Your Own Fodder To Feed Your Animals

If you have livestock that you are buying feed for why not grow your own fodder to feed them a healthier, fresher more nutrient rich food that will cost a lot less that feed. You can start with a 50 pound bag of  feed or seed and turning it into a couple hundred pounds of …

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Feb 06

Chicken Coop Easy Clean Up Poop Hammock

This interesting concept of how to build and use a Chicken Coop Easy Clean Up Poop Hammock will reduce the endless hours of back breaking manual labor cleaning a chicken coop. The poop hammock is hung below the roosting and perching area within the chicken coop so the poop will fall easily upon it.  When …

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