Does It Hurt Chickens to Lay Eggs?

Does It Hurt Chickens to Lay Eggs?

It sounds like my hens are being tortured. The shrill cries, cackles, and shrieks they make when laying an egg are enough to have the neighbors making noise complaints or, on a particularly bad day, reporting a suspected murder. The…

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…

Is Cracked Corn Good for Chickens and Egg Production?

Is Cracked Corn Good for Chickens and Egg Production?

For many years, I only fed my chickens whole or cracked corn. I hoped they were getting all the nutrients needed from the bugs, seeds, fruit, and the surrounding pasture. After a while, however, I noticed my chickens were hardly…

How to Tell If a Duck Egg Is Fertile [3 Easy Ways!]

How to Tell If a Duck Egg Is Fertile [3 Easy Ways!]

How can you tell if your duck eggs are fertile? Consider the following advice from our Indian runner ducks! Let me explain. Our Indian runner ducks are laying once again! But, they have a somewhat haphazard approach to egg production….