About the Author

Amy Fewell

Amy Fewell is the head chicken wrangler and homesteader at The Fewell Homestead — thefewellhomestead.com. Along with her family, she resides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia. She is the founder of the Homesteaders of America conference and organization, and the author of the books, The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion and The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook.
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Articles by Amy Fewell

Efficiently Hatching Eggs with a Broody Chicken
May 27, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Having a broody chicken is one of the most exciting things one can discover in their coop. Learn how to efficiently hatch and raise chicks with a broody.

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Setting Up Your Outdoor Chicken Brooder
March 2, 2020 · · Coops

Everyone needs an outdoor chicken brooder! Learn how to set yours up with or without chicken brooder plans. You’ll thank yourself for this little project!

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Selling Eggs as a Business on the Homestead
January 16, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

There are chickens in the backyard, eggs all over the kitchen, and you might be thinking “maybe it’s time to start selling eggs.”

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3 Herbs to Heal and Prevent Chicken Respiratory Infections
October 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Many of these herbs have been proven time and time again to heal respiratory issues (some studies have even been done on chicken respiratory infections!).

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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children with Chickens
August 11, 2019 · · Coops, Kids' Corner

He was only a few years old when I let him go down to the chicken coop all by himself to collect morning eggs. I should’ve known it was not an age-appropriate chore, but he was excited.

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