Category: Animal Agriculture

Right to Farm equals No Right to Grow Food

Yesterday, Missouri passed by a .03% margin an undemocratic constitutional amendment cynically called “right to farm.” Big Ag is pushing this in Oklahoma. This is for the benefit of multinational meat companies (Tyson) and chemical companies (Monsanto). They want it…

Chicken Laying Nests

One of the most critical pieces of a new chicken coop is how and where to build the laying nests! This is important because if you don’t give attention to a few, but basic rules, you have a healthy chicken…

Baby Chicks Off the Lights

Okay, the baby chicks are ‘weaned’ from the heating lamp! Yeah!! They are full of feathers, their necks have filled in from their ‘ugly duckling’ look, LOL. They are looking quite beautiful! It is going to rain this weekend. Now…

Hatching Your Own Chickens

To follow up on my previous article on keeping chickens in your backyard it’s probably likely that some of you will want to go one step further and hatch and raise your own chicks from your existing stock. Breeding chickens couldn’t be easier and it’s a worthwhile and rewarding project to get your kids involved in too.

Secrets for Building Attractive Poultry Housing Cheap and Easy

If you are thinking building your own chicken coop to save money, this article was written especially for you. Discover little-known tricks to building attractive and high quality chicken coops that will save you money. Learn techniques that will allow you to build your hen houses right the first time while avoiding common mistakes. Find answers to questions about building poultry housing that you did not even know you had.

Backyard Chicken farming- Free Range Eggs, For Free!

Keeping your own stock of free range egg laying hens is an enjoyable and rewarding pastime as more and more city folk are discovering with the increasing popularity of ‘urban farming’. Hens can be kept in even the smallest of spaces as long as they have suitable shelter, a ready supply of food and small patch of ground to scratch around in.

Chicken Laws and Backyard Chickens

By now, you all know that we are raising our own chickens in the backyard. The idea is to gain more self sufficiency and “buy local”. It is important to know where your food comes from. Some are unfamiliar with the concepts, but for those of you who do and think you are living in solitude, think again. There are many beginning to understand the changes that are going to have to take place for this world to go solidly forward…

Dogs 1 Rooster 0

Well, it’s a sad day at our little homestead today. I left the dogs outside for what was to be a warm night. I thought they would enjoy it. Mr. Red had been aggravating the hens so badly, that I had turned him out of the chicken coop last weekend.