About the Author

Maat Van Uitert

I’m Maat, and I’m a homesteading and chicken expert. I help people who are happy with their lives except one thing — they want freedom from a food system that no longer serves them.
I’ve contributed to magazines such as Countryside and Backyard Poultry, and been featured in Chickens magazine, The Heritage Breeds podcast, and Mountain Woman Radio.
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Articles by Maat Van Uitert

5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
August 30, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising quail is easy, and since they are less than half the size of chickens, they do not take much space, time, or resources.

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Easy Quail Hutch You Can Build in One Weekend
August 30, 2022 · · Coops

Building a quail hutch doesn’t take any special design skills, and we easily made ours with repurposed materials.

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
October 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Throughout the ages, honey has traditionally been used to treat and prevent infections, and our ancestors knew well honey’s antibacterial properties. Honey has been found in the …

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6 Celebrities Who Keep Chickens as Pets
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Keeping chickens as pets is growing increasingly popular, and I bet you can think of one or two celebrities who keep a flock in their backyard, just …

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Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you’re going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you’ll love this free chicken coop plan. When it comes to …

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