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
June 27, 2019 · · Poultry 101

While quail certainly aren’t as popular as chickens, their advantages to both rural and urban farms cannot be more underscored. Raising quail is also easy, and since they are less …

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Easy Quail Hutch You Can Build in One Weekend
June 25, 2019 · · Coops

If you plan to keep quail, you will need a place for them to live. Although they are gaining in popularity, quail are not yet mainstays on most farms, and …

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What is Coconut Oil Good For? How About Your Chickens!
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

What is coconut oil good for in your chicken coop? Well, plenty! We started using coconut oil on our homestead a few years ago, and haven’t looked back since. Initially, …

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
March 14, 2019 · · Feed & Health

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 pyramids, placed there …

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

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 like you and …

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

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 building your own …

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