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Tips for raising and caring for homestead or personal use livestock. Whether you have a large scale or small farm, these tips for keeping goats, chickens, cattle and more will help you get off to the right start.

Melissa K. Norris Old-Fashioned Living
Chickens are so rewarding, but they can be surprisingly aggressive with one another and integrating flocks needs to be done with some care. Learn here how to and when to safely introduce new chickens to the flock.

Integrate new chicks into your existing flock safely

Chickens are so rewarding, but they can be surprisingly aggressive with one another and integrating flocks needs to be done with some care. Learn here how to and when to safely introduce new chickens to the flock.

Raising hens for eggs can be a bit different than raising chickens for meat. Here are 10 tips for beginners covering what breeds are best, how to select your baby chicks, which food to use, and more. #raisechickens #smallfarm #babychicks

10 Tips on Raising Chickens for Meat

Raising hens for eggs can be a bit different than raising chickens for meat. Here are 10 tips for beginners covering what breeds are best, how to select your baby chicks, which food to use, and more. #raisechickens #smallfarm #babychicks

Chicken dust baths are a necessity for a happy, healthy flock. They are even great for baby chicks in the brooder! But what should you add to your chicken dust bath to create the most amazing dust bath ever? Keep reading to find out! Dust baths are how your birds maintain healthy hygene and keep chickens skin and feathers healthy and clean. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #chickens #eggs #egg Chickens, Guineas, Poultry & Fowl

7 Ingredients For The Perfect Chicken Dust Bath

Chicken dust baths are a necessity for a happy, healthy flock. They are even great for baby chicks in the brooder! But what should you add to your chicken dust bath to create the most amazing dust bath ever? Keep reading to find out! Dust baths are how your birds maintain healthy hygene and keep chickens skin and feathers healthy and clean. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #chickens #eggs #egg Chickens, Guineas, Poultry & Fowl

Learn all about the American Guinea Hog breed including how much they eat, how quickly they grow, and whether they'd make a good breed for you and your homestead.

Raising American Guinea Hogs

Learn all about the American Guinea Hog breed including how much they eat, how quickly they grow, and whether they'd make a good breed for you and your homestead.

Chickens make wonderful pest control for homestead gardens. Here are 13 tips and ideas that will make the perfect recipe for your success. #chickens #homestead #pestcontrol

Using Chickens in the Garden - 13 Things You Need to Know For Success

Chickens make wonderful pest control for homestead gardens. Here are 13 tips and ideas that will make the perfect recipe for your success. #chickens #homestead #pestcontrol

Join Nicole and Matt of Carolina Coops as they discuss how to build the best DIY chicken coop, prevention against predators, and the deep litter method. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How big to build a coop, run, nest boxes, and roosts Features of an ideal coop Preventing predators Prefab coops What is the deep litter method #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #farmlife #chickens #eggs #egg #DIY Backyard Bounty Podcast  Chickens, Guineas, Poultry & Fowl

Key Features Of The Best DIY Chicken Coop

Join Nicole and Matt of Carolina Coops as they discuss how to build the best DIY chicken coop, prevention against predators, and the deep litter method. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How big to build a coop, run, nest boxes, and roosts Features of an ideal coop Preventing predators Prefab coops What is the deep litter method #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #farmlife #chickens #eggs #egg #DIY Backyard Bounty Podcast Chickens, Guineas, Poultry & Fowl

There are many things for beginners to consider when raising cattle for meat or for profit. I will show you how to build a thoughtful pros and cons list to confidently make your decision. #cattle #beef #grassfed #smallfarm

Pros and Cons of Raising Your Own Grass Fed Beef

There are many things for beginners to consider when raising cattle for meat or for profit. I will show you how to build a thoughtful pros and cons list to confidently make your decision. #cattle #beef #grassfed #smallfarm

When do speckled sussex chickens start laying? What's the egg size? What are the hens like? What about the speckled sussex rooster temperament? #raisingchickens #chickens

Speckled Sussex Chickens - The Ultimate Guide

When do speckled sussex chickens start laying? What's the egg size? What are the hens like? What about the speckled sussex rooster temperament? #raisingchickens #chickens

Raising baby chicks is a right of passage for any homesteader or self-sufficiency folks. But when you’re a beginner raising cute baby chicks, you want to make sure you’re using proper care. After all, this is your egg and meat production. #raisingchickens #babychicks #chickens #homesteading

Raising Baby Chicks - Beginners Guide for the First 6 Weeks

Raising baby chicks is a right of passage for any homesteader or self-sufficiency folks. But when you’re a beginner raising cute baby chicks, you want to make sure you’re using proper care. After all, this is your egg and meat production. #raisingchickens #babychicks #chickens #homesteading

How many eggs does a chicken lay in a day? A simple question, with a slightly complicated answer. When planning your flock one important consideration is egg production. If you are keeping chickens for their eggs, you’ll need to know how many birds you’ll need to provide for your family. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #farmlife #chickens #eggs #egg #DIY Chickens, Guineas, Poultry & Foul

How Many Eggs Should Your Chicken Lay a Day?

How many eggs does a chicken lay in a day? A simple question, with a slightly complicated answer. When planning your flock one important consideration is egg production. If you are keeping chickens for their eggs, you’ll need to know how many birds you’ll need to provide for your family. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #farmlife #chickens #eggs #egg #DIY Chickens, Guineas, Poultry & Foul

I never knew this about ducks! This is totally the answer to being prepared and getting eggs every day without heat lamps. I can't wait to add them to our homestead. Who knew?

How to Raise Ducks for Eggs

I never knew this about ducks! This is totally the answer to being prepared and getting eggs every day without heat lamps. I can't wait to add them to our homestead. Who knew?

"Raising Pastured Rabbits For Meat" by Nichki Carangelo is all about raising meat rabbits for profit in a pasture based system.

Raising Pastured Rabbits - Book Review and Recommendations

"Raising Pastured Rabbits For Meat" by Nichki Carangelo is all about raising meat rabbits for profit in a pasture based system.

When do speckled sussex chickens start laying? What's the egg size? What are the hens like? What about the speckled sussex rooster temperament? #raisingchickens #chickens

Speckled Sussex Chickens - The Ultimate Guide

When do speckled sussex chickens start laying? What's the egg size? What are the hens like? What about the speckled sussex rooster temperament? #raisingchickens #chickens

If your family is looking to raise chickens, the first thing you'll need to know is how to pick chicken breeds for kids. There are many chicken breeds that are super kid-friendly, these are our top five picks! #chickens #breed #forkids #laying #friendly #homesteading #urban #farming

The 5 Best Chicken Breeds for Kids

If your family is looking to raise chickens, the first thing you'll need to know is how to pick chicken breeds for kids. There are many chicken breeds that are super kid-friendly, these are our top five picks! #chickens #breed #forkids #laying #friendly #homesteading #urban #farming

No need for graphic videos to learn how to butcher a chicken at home. This step by step tutorial gives you all the info you need to ensure your success. #chickens #butcher #homestead #smallfarm

How to Butcher a Chicken

No need for graphic videos to learn how to butcher a chicken at home. This step by step tutorial gives you all the info you need to ensure your success. #chickens #butcher #homestead #smallfarm

Interested in raising pigs for meat on your small farm, homesteads, or backyards? Here are 12 tips to ensure your success! #raisingpigs #smallfarm #homestead

12 Tips on How to Raise Pigs for Meat

Interested in raising pigs for meat on your small farm, homesteads, or backyards? Here are 12 tips to ensure your success! #raisingpigs #smallfarm #homestead