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We are all familiar with the concept of Victory Gardens, but did you realize that backyard chickens were also important in the “fight on the home front” during WWI and WWII? In fact, suburban chicken-keeping was highly encouraged! A Brief History of Backyard Chickens: During WWI and WWII, those on the home front joined the […]Read more »
Wild populations of quail have been shrinking in the U.S. for decades, to the concern of bird conservationists. However, in recent years, several different species of quail have become popular birds with homesteaders and backyard bird enthusiasts. They are small, easy to maintain, and in most states they aren’t considered livestock. This means that you […]Read more »
by Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village It is still snowing here in Michigan. There have been new records set for both amount of snow fallen and for the frigid temperatures. To say winter has had an icy grip on us for far too long is an understatement. Daily, I truck out supplies to my coop, and by […]Read more »