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Self-Sufficiency, Sustainability, and You: 20+ Eco-Friendly Retailers That Help You Live Greener
Green, sustainable living is hard enough without having to do it all yourself! In this article, you’ll find several of the best eco-friendly and thoughtful retailers that I’ve found on the ‘net so far – ready to help you along in your journey of self-sufficiency and sustainability. Updated regularly!
My Hen Is Eating Eggs! What Do I Do?
You’ve had your chicken flock for about a year, and everything’s been going well. Out of the blue, you seem to be collecting fewer eggs from the nesting boxes every day. You’ve gone from five eggs per day down to one or two, and you don’t know why – none of your hens look broody,…
Is My Chicken a Rooster or Hen? 6 Methods You Can Use to Tell Them Apart
We’ve all been there, wishing we could magically tell baby chicks apart by gender before they reach puberty. While this guide won’t grant you any magic powers, it’ll certainly help improve your sexing odds.
What Is Pasty Butt and How Do I Prevent It?
You’ve just received your long-awaited baby chicks, only for one of them to have a pasty butt! Read this guide to learn how to treat and prevent this dangerously common problem.
What Is Chicken Math?
Have you ever been a victim of chicken math? Whether you’re a backyard chicken veteran or a total beginner, we’ll teach you what you need to know about this curious phenomenon.
Silly Chicken Questions: Your Most Common Chicken FAQs Answered
There are no stupid questions in the world of self-sufficiency! In this post, we’ll answer some of your most frequently asked questions about chickens.
Are Backyard Chickens Worth It? The True Cost of Backyard Chickens
With the resent rise in egg costs here in the USA, more people than ever are considering backyard chickens. However, do eggs alone offset the cost of owning chickens? How much do chickens cost, really? Click to read more!
The Big Backyard Chicken Starter Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Backyard Chickens
New to raising backyard chickens and not sure what you need to do? This guide holds everything you need to know to start things off on the right foot.
How to Reuse Eggshells: 4 (Legitimate) Uses for Chicken Eggshells in Your Home and Garden
If you throw your egg shells in the trash, take a minute to read this article! Your chickens’ eggs don’t just make a good breakfast – their shells are a useful resource, too.
Can I Eat Fertilized Chicken Eggs? Plus Other Frequently Asked Questions About Eggs
New and old chicken keepers alike sometimes wonder about eating fertilized eggs. In this post, we’ll go over whether they’re ok to eat, some frequently asked questions, and other things to consider.
What Can Chickens Eat? Scraps and Leftovers That Chickens Love (And Some They Don’t)
Have you ever wondered about what kitchen scraps might be safe to feed your chickens, and which ones might be dangerous? We’ll go over some of chickens’ favorite human foods and others that you should avoid giving them in this post.
Do I Need a Rooster in My Flock? 4 Reasons You Might Want a Rooster (and 4 Reasons You Might Not)
Roosters are both loved and hated in the backyard chicken world, so you may be wondering if keeping one is right for you. Read to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of keeping roosters.
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