Animals

Advice and resources for beekeeping, livestock, pets, poultry, and wildlife.

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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Homemade Dishwasher Powder

By Texas Pioneer Woman

Learn how to make your own economical and natural homemade dishwasher powder.


Introduction to Keeping Chickens Part 5 of 5

By Melissa Caughey

Join me in the conclusion of this 5 part series-An Introduction to Keeping Chickens. Broodiness, keeping roosters, chicken diet, egg laying issues and more are covered.


Coop Adventures - Moving Day

By Cheryl in Texas

We built a chicken tractor type coop for our one surviving chicken, who was more than ready to get out of the brooder. This is the story of Bess the chicken's moving day.


Packing for Canaan

By Pauline Hylton

When Cultivating a Dream begins to become a reality.



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