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Our chicks from this spring are beginning to lay eggs! Our Leghorns were born on March 1st. It took 162 days from birth to laying hen. You can see the new layer’s egg (right) isn’t quite as big as a 2 year-old hen (left). The French Black Copper Marans that I hatched out […]Read more »
Free-range of poultry is a great idea for the health of your flock, but it is not for everyone. Initially, my husband and I enjoyed having our flock run about our 25 acres. Not only did the birds enjoy the freedom, it also reduced feed costs during the spring, summer and fall months. Now that […]Read more »
Roosters Make Great Dads! Franny believes that a rooster’s job description consists of more than alarm clock or egg fertilizer! Find out why keeping a rooster with your flock is so important! Visit Homestead Hustle for more from Franny’s Farm and great tips on profiting from your homestead! Find Homestead Hustle on Facebook – Network with us […]Read more »
Pasture Your Poultry with a Chicken Tractor A well built chicken tractor may be the perfect home for your chickens, and a great way to aerate and fertilize the soil. Visit Homestead Hustle for more from Franny’s Farm and great tips on profiting from your homestead! Find Homestead Hustle on Facebook – Network with us on LinkedIn! […]Read more »
How to Care for Chickens During Wildfires If you currently live in the Western United States, you are most likely dealing with the effects of wildfires. I am lucky to live in an area that is not directly threatened by the fires, but we are experiencing very smoky conditions! According to the EPA (Environmental Protection […]Read more »
Henopause Haven The decision of what to do with older chickens is different for everyone. For many it is a difficult decision. The decision can be even harder if the birds in question have been pets, in addition to egg providers- or in the case of roosters-protectors of the flock. The spectrum of […]Read more »
Franny and Karissa are are sharing their love for the Plymouth Barred Rock! These birds are a hearty healthy breed that are also great parents and easy to tame! Find out more about Barred Rocks and other heritage breeds @ https://goo.gl/QV4zMA For more Homestead videos and good advice visit The MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Youtube. […]Read more »
Poultry Breeds and Species Sponsored by Brinsea In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Kellsey Trimble, of Grit, sat down with Alison Martin from the Livestock Conservancy and Cindy Gibson from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss popular poultry breeds and species that you may want to add to your homestead. […]Read more »