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…

Do Chickens Eat Ticks or Will Ticks Eat Your Chickens?

Do Chickens Eat Ticks or Will Ticks Eat Your Chickens?

It’s impossible to have a homestead without a healthy population of bugs and other critters. While some of these bring untold benefits to your veggie garden, others bring nothing but trouble.  Ticks are among those bugs that bring few benefits…

What Is a Sex Link Chicken and Why Would I Want One?

What Is a Sex Link Chicken and Why Would I Want One?

Despite the name, a sex link chicken isn’t going to strut around your garden, making come hither eyes at you. They are pretty sexy, as far as chickens go, but the benefits they bring to the homestead are of a…