The Cost of Raising Chickens In the USA [Meat and Egg Chickens!]

The Cost of Raising Chickens In the USA [Meat and Egg Chickens!]

Whether you want fresh eggs or to be more self-sufficient, you may have wondered about the cost of raising chickens. Unlike other livestock like pigs or cows, chickens need relatively little space. So many homesteaders are starting to farm them in their…

Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? What About Tomato Seeds or Leaves?

Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? What About Tomato Seeds or Leaves?

Can chickens eat tomatoes? Yes! Chickens love tomatoes! This tomato and chicken diet question brings me back to my early youth. Watching chickens roaming and foraging around the yard was always one of my favorite childhood pastimes in the countryside….

17 Black and White Chicken Breeds – Our Chanel Poultry List!

17 Black and White Chicken Breeds – Our Chanel Poultry List!

Let’s explore 17 beautiful black and white chicken breeds! Or, as we call them, Chanel chickens. These chickens are fancy. And fashionable! For centuries, homesteaders have been keeping poultry not just for utility – meat and eggs, that is – but…

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples? What About Leftover Pineapple Skins?

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples? What About Leftover Pineapple Skins?

Pineapples are a popular fruit among humans, but can chickens eat pineapples? It’s a question many chicken owners find themselves asking, often while holding a leftover can or bowl of fruit! We researched from several academic archives and scholarly journals…

Can Chickens Eat Timothy Hay? No… Here’s Why.

Can Chickens Eat Timothy Hay? No… Here’s Why.

Can chickens eat timothy hay? Well yes, they can, but it’s best if they don’t. Timothy hay can cause crop impaction (more on this later), as can other long-stemmed hay. My chickens love having yummy alfalfa to munch on, especially…

Do Raccoons Eat Chickens or Kill Them? [+ Coop Protection Tips!]

Do Raccoons Eat Chickens or Kill Them? [+ Coop Protection Tips!]

Do raccoons eat chickens? If you raise chickens in the backyard, you probably like hearing the comforting sound of distant clucking, flapping, and cheeping. Your chickens might even cheerfully wander toward you, particularly if free-ranging. Then, later that evening, to…

How to Keep Chickens Warm In Winter Without Electricity

How to Keep Chickens Warm In Winter Without Electricity

After a surprisingly mild October, temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere are now plummeting, and it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your chickens warm in winter, ideally without electricity. To keep chickens warm in winter without electricity, you…

Raising Pheasants vs Chickens For Profit on Your Homestead

Raising Pheasants vs Chickens For Profit on Your Homestead

Making a profit on the homestead is part of becoming self-sufficient, and we should all be looking for ways of making out homestead work for us. If you’re considering raising pheasants vs. chickens for profit, this guide will help you…