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The Humane Harvesting of a Very Loud Rooster

By Wendy E. N. Thomas

As a backyard chicken owner, one of the most responsible things you can do for your flock is to learn how to cull a bird. You may never need to do it, but it's best to be prepared.

Pulling a Kid, Part 2

By Milk Maid

So, your goat is in labor and you think there is a problem. What do you do?

Pulling a Kid Part 2

By Milk Maid

When a goat is in labor, sometimes the kid needs help to be born. This is Part 2 of Pulling a Kid.

Breakfast on the Homestead

By The Homestead Redhead

The sometimes chaotic breakfast routine on the homestead.


Why I Include Killing Chickens in My “Getting Chickens” Workshops

By Wendy E. N. Thomas

Why I include how to kill a chicken in my workshops on getting chickens. Sometimes, it's just the right thing to do.

Raising Turkeys on the Homestead

Edited by Carleen Madigan

The best time to begin raising turkeys on the homestead is late May or early June. Learn about what types of turkeys to raise, when a turkey is ready for butchering and how to roast one once the holidays arrive.

Poultry Sass

By The Homestead Redhead

Poultry Sass, The misadventures of hens

Cooking With Eggs From Your Backyard Flock

By Deborah Niemann

Try these six recipes to enjoy your farm-fresh eggs and stewing hens. You can use these tips for cooking with everything from excess eggs and heritage turkeys.

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