Category Archive: Raising Livestock

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Mar 31

Trimming a Homesteading Chicken Nails Tutorial

This step by step tutorial of the trimming of a homesteading chicken nails Just as a dog or cat will occasionally need its nails trimmed, you will find your chickens will occasionally need their nails trimmed as well. Though this may sound like a intimidating task, it is quite simple once it is clearly outlined …

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Mar 29

Broody Hens vs Incubators for Hatching Homesteading Chickens

The positives and negatives of using broody hens vs incubators for hatching homesteading chickens are thought provoking look into each practice. Letting nature take it’s natural path has the benefit of mother hen doing the work for you and teaching the chick how to survive. If she fails in any way then of course your …

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Mar 28

29 or More Homesteading Things to Do with Eggshells

Here are 29 or more homesteading things to do with eggshells to reuse them INSTEAD of throwing them out in the trash. Don’t lose such a versatile source of calcium that can enrich, clean, supplement and benefit plants, animals and even humans. Waste not, want not…. Eggs are an affordable high quality protein that come …

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Mar 24

Effects of Sunflower Seeds on Egg Laying Hens

The effects of Sunflower Seeds on egg laying hens in a chicken flock can benefit a homestead’s egg production therefore helping the family to become more self sufficient in independent food management. Supplementing ingredients into chicken feed to create a healthier blend that nourish, protein and fattens up the chickens increases their immune system and …

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Mar 21

Build a Homesteading A Frame Chicken Tractor

This incredible step by step tutorial of how to build a homesteading  A frame chicken tractor is a great weekend project your chickens overall health will benefit from. Chicken tractors allow free ranging feeding allowing chickens fresh forage such as grass, weeds and bugs which widens their diet and lowers their feed needs. The area …

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Mar 14

Arched Cattle Panels For Animal Housing

     Create housing for your animals with arched cattle panels. These are great for ducks, geese, chickens, goats, turkeys and other animals. They can also be covered with plastic for use as greenhouses and storage areas. Valhalla Project has a nice tutorial with loads of pictures to show you how to build these arched cattle …

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