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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
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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 Raising Farm Animals, Raising Chickens, Cattle Farming, Livestock, Beef Farming, Pig Farming, Raising Cattle, Mini Farm, Mini Cows

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 Keeping Goats, Keeping Chickens, Sussex Chicken, Raising Backyard Chickens, Chicken Breeds, Coops, Hens, Livestock, Cattle

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 Backyard Chickens, Baby Chickens, Keeping Chickens, How To Raise Chickens, Keeping Goats, Raising Rabbits, Portable Chicken Coop, Diy Chicken Coop, Chicken Ideas

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 Best Egg Laying Chickens, Raising Backyard Chickens, Keeping Chickens, Chickens And Roosters, Pet Chickens, Backyard Farming, Chicken Feed, Building A Chicken Coop

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? Backyard Ducks, Backyard Farming, Chickens Backyard, Raising Ducks, Raising Chickens, Keeping Ducks, Duck Coop, Pet Ducks, Do It Yourself Inspiration

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. Meat Rabbits Breeds, Raising Rabbits For Meat, Best Laying Hens, Frightened Rabbit, Rabbit Information, Keeping Goats, Rabbit Book, Rabbit Cages, Livestock

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 Keeping Goats, Keeping Chickens, Sussex Chicken, Raising Backyard Chickens, Chicken Breeds, Coops, Hens, Livestock, Cattle

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! Types Of Chickens, Raising Backyard Chickens, Keeping Chickens, Best Egg Laying Chickens, Backyard Poultry, Backyard Farming, How To Raise Chickens, Portable Chicken Coop, Best Chicken Coop

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

Chicken Coop - - How to butcher chickens yourself. Great tips for processing and butchering your chickens for meat at home. Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch. Raising Meat Chickens, Keeping Chickens, Do It Yourself Inspiration, Mini Farm, Thing 1, Homestead Survival, Hobby Farms, Chickens Backyard, Baby Chickens

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 Raising Farm Animals, Raising Chickens, Pigs Raising, Pig Farming, Backyard Farming, Farming Ideas, Backyard Ducks, Backyard Chickens, Backyard Patio

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

The most obvious difference between chicken and duck eggs is that duck eggs are larger. #chickens_vs_ducks #duckeggs #chickeneggs

Chickens vs. Ducks: What's the difference when it comes to eggs? - The Thrifty Homesteader

by Victoria Redhed Miller Here at Canyon Creek Farms, we have been raising laying hens since 2007, and laying ducks since 2008. Here’s a brief comparison of duck and chicken eggs. Productivity At various times we have raised Blue Swedish and Indian Runner ducks, and now maintain a laying flock of Khaki Campbell ducks. The Khakis […]

When can baby chicks go outside? It's important to know if you're raising baby chicks when they can transition to outside full time. There's a lot to consider such as the weather and predators. Here is an in depth guide you can use to determine when your chicks can live outside full time. #babychicks #chickens #raisingchickens #homesteading

When Can Chicks Go Outside? Crucial Information You Need To Know

When Can Chicks Go Outside? Crucial Information You Need To Know When can baby chicks go outside? At what age can chickens go outside in winter? Are there any essential things I should know before letting them come face to face with the out-of-doors? There are a series of important things you should know about

Ten years ago, most vets realized goats needed copper, but they thought that deficiency was impossible if you were feeding a commercial goat grain and providing a free choice mineral. Today, we know that copper deficiency can cause a long list of symptoms, from cosmetic to life threatening. #goathealth #copperdeficiencyingoats #raisinggoats Breeding Goats, Show Goats, Nubian Goat, Goat Care, Boer Goats, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Raising Goats, Livestock, Cattle

Goats and copper deficiency - The Thrifty Homesteader

Knowledge of goat nutrition has come a long way. Today, we know that copper deficiency can cause a long list of symptoms, from cosmetic to life threatening.

You decided to take the leap and buy chickens. Nice!You don’t have much space …or any equipment …or experience with this in the first place, but it’ll all work out. #raisingchickens #chickens Buy Chickens, Backyard Chickens, Raising Chickens, Keeping Goats, Chicken Feeders, Chicken Coop Designs, Best Chicken Coop, Small Farm, Livestock

Best Chicken Feeders (and how to choose)

Best Chicken Feeders (And How To Choose) You decided to take the leap and buy chickens. Nice! You don’t have much space ...or any equipment ...or experience with this in the first place, but it’ll all work out. Filled with confidence, you ordered your chicks and sat back like a champion farmer while you waited