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Free-ranging is all the rage. You see it advertised in the grocery store for both meat and eggs and it something people who buy my eggs ask me about a lot. No one wants their food coming from a chicken who has been locked up all of their life, but free-ranging your flock comes […]Read more »
When winter comes around, both new and experienced homesteaders wonder how they can keep their livestock and fowl warm. This issue is primarily a concern for those who have smaller animals, like chickens. There are several ways to protect these animals from the cold, but many owners ask if they should provide a direct heat […]Read more »
Hardboiled eggs are a great way to use your farm fresh eggs. They taste great in egg salad, potato salad, a green salad, or even just plain! My husband’s favorite way to eat them is as a deviled egg and don’t tell him, but I will share my recipe at the end of this post. […]Read more »
To heat or not, predator protection, managing molting, and other alliterative ways to prep your poultry for winter from Elizabeth Mack. Winter is here—if an arctic blast hasn’t surprised you already! While chickens are quite hardy, they do need some special cold-weather management, depending on your location and breed of chicken. Taking a few steps […]Read more »
Chicken combs come in many different shapes and sizes from rose combs to buttercup combs. Kaylee Vaughn writes here about eight distinctive comb types. A chicken’s comb is the fleshy red appendage on the top of its head. Combs come in all shapes and sizes and vary greatly depending upon the breed. While combs certainly […]Read more »
Former GRIT Managing Editor, Kellsey Trimble, sat down with Patricia Foreman and Joe Putnam to discuss the best ways of preventing and treating common flock problems. From pests and predators to illnesses, dietary considerations, and the effectiveness of electric fences, listen as these three converse about the various issues they’ve experienced when raising poultry and […]Read more »
Matthew Hough from Ducks Unlimited joins Charlotte to discuss the conservation of migratory waterfowl as well as hunting techniques. Our Podcast Guest: Matthew Hough is Manager of Ducks Unlimited’s Conservation Programs in Kansas. He heads the conservation delivery programs across the state with a team of biologists and engineers to deliver habitat projects on both […]Read more »
Join avid hunters Jami McCabe and Matt Stephens to discuss the hunting techniques used with turkeys and why turkeys may give you the most rewarding first hunting experience. Our Podcast Guests: Jami McCabe went to the first BOW program in Kansas as a participant, and has moved through the ranks. She was a participant for 4 years, then […]Read more »
Join avid hunters Dennis Biswell, Jami and Richard McCabe to discuss the conservation and hunting experience of upland game birds. Our Podcast Guests Include: Dennis Biswell is an avid outdoorsman, Dennis Biswell (AKA the Griz) has hunted and fished all his life. Something very interesting about Dennis is that he prefers hunting with a muzzle loader […]Read more »
In this episode of Community Chickens Podcasts, Cindy Gibson and Dana Manchester chat about how guineas can work as a unit to protect their barnyard flock members. Our Podcast Guests Include: Cindy Gibson is president of Guinea Fowl International, an organization founded to support responsible guinea-keeping and to educate on the care and habits of guinea […]Read more »