In addition to the lumber, roofing, windows, and hardware needed to build your structure, here is a basic shopping list for a chicken coop.
Butchering chickens is not exactly fun. It’s messy and brutal, but necessary. This video will give you a good idea of the kind of work involved.
Living in an area with irritable neighbors or regulations, you need chickens that are on the quieter side. These are known to be less noisy.
In this video, Justin Rhodes talks about how he feeds 30 chickens for only $1.25 a day. That’s only 4 cents a day per chicken!
Though chickens are the best-known type of backyard poultry, there are many other breeds worth considering. A mixed flock has many advantages. #homesteadsurvivalsite #homesteading #livestock #raisingbirds #offgridliving
In this episode of Becky’s Homestead, she talks about mistakes to avoid when raising chickens. Neglecting these could lead dead chickens.
Having a source of eggs right in your backyard has numerous benefits such as fewer bugs, free fertilizer, cage free eggs, and a use for kitchen scraps.
To decide which animals are right for your homestead, you’ll need to consider several factors. Here are the most common types of livestock for homesteads.