What are the Biggest Challenges When Raising Poultry?

What are the Biggest Challenges When Raising Poultry?

What are you getting yourself into? You know you want to be self-sufficient and raise birds for either nice fresh eggs or your own meat or both. You’ve researched the basics for their care. But what are the biggest challenges that…

freaky facts about chickens

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Ready for Chickens

So you have decided that you want chickens! First of all, I can say that chickens are easy to care for! They are healthy and hardy, and most people don’t experience any issues or problems. Chickens are truly a pleasure…

Why Are My Birds Losing Feathers?

Why Are My Birds Losing Feathers?

There are four common reasons why your chickens may be losing or missing feathers. Some chickens molt more gracefully than others – I hardly notice some of my hens are molting while others look terrible! If your chickens are molting…

raising quail

Raising Quail – Alternative Small Space Production

Alternative farming enterprises and especially those that fit into small scale farms and homesteads are gaining lots of interest lately. Raising quail is one such enterprise that is becoming more and more popular. And there is a good reason for…

Washing and Refrigerating Eggs - is it necessary for your own eggs?

Washing and Refrigerating Eggs – is it necessary for your own eggs?

According to egg sales regulations in this country, eggs have to be kept refrigerated at or below 45 degrees F. If you are in the business of selling your eggs, you should legally abide by this rule. Your state’s Agriculture…

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