20 Small Chicken Breeds [Your Epic Guide With Pros and Cons!]

20 Small Chicken Breeds [Your Epic Guide With Pros and Cons!]

Raising small chickens is one of our favorite homesteading activities. We love having fresh eggs every day. Besides the eggs, the best part about raising small chickens is that we can manage effectively with a smaller amount of space.  Another…

Can Chickens Eat Maggots? (Don’t Mind if They Do!)

Can Chickens Eat Maggots? (Don’t Mind if They Do!)

Very few natural phenomena cause as much disgust in humans as a clump of tiny, wiggly maggots.  However, your chickens have a completely different perspective. To an average chicken, maggots are equivalent to French fries. They don’t care if they’re…

How Fast Can a Cow Run, Exactly?

How Fast Can a Cow Run, Exactly?

Now, we know that cows do not look like the most athletic of animals, and they do seem to prefer to spend their days lazing around. But if you’ve ever seen a cow hightailing across the paddock, you can’t fail…

Here is How Much Milk You’ll Get From Your Family Cow

Here is How Much Milk You’ll Get From Your Family Cow

New to farming? Or maybe you’re thinking about getting a dairy cow to provide your family with all the milk it needs? Smart choice! With the proper care and nutrition, your cows can provide your family with fresh, wholesome milk…

How to Break a Broody Hen Nicely [5 Humane Ways]

How to Break a Broody Hen Nicely [5 Humane Ways]

Anyone who keeps chickens will know that they can be very individual characters. What works for one of your girls won’t necessarily work for another. Trying to break a broody hen is one of those occasions when their quirks and…

Can You Overfeed Chickens? Yep. Here’s Why!

Can You Overfeed Chickens? Yep. Here’s Why!

When I first considered raising hens on my backyard hobby farm, one benefit rose quickly to the forefront – no more wasting food! Two of my three kids are champion food wasters. Well, the chickens will eat it, soon became a…

How Much Does a Cow Cost to Buy for Your Homestead?

How Much Does a Cow Cost to Buy for Your Homestead?

As a homesteader or small farm owner, you have many good reasons to purchase a cow. Not only can you save money by producing your milk and beef, but the quality of both of these will likely be much better…

How Many Hens Can One Rooster Live With Safely?

How Many Hens Can One Rooster Live With Safely?

A few years ago, after many failed attempts, one of our hens finally managed to hatch a clutch of six chicks. Soon afterward, my delight turned to despair – four of the six were roosters! As our cute fluffy chicks matured into…