the-homestead

5 Common Chicken Diseases and Symptoms
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Not many vets specialize in chicken diseases and symptoms. Finding a good source of information, like Backyard Poultry magazine, is important. We keep chickens from the sustenance …

Read More
Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider …

Read More
Local Students Connect With Farm Life by Adopting Chickens

Add to Favorites By Quinn Eurich, Connecticut The barn is a sturdy 135 years old, the bales of hay are from the previous year, and the families sitting on or …

Read More
Black Australorp Breed Profile
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites The Black Australorp is one of the heritage chicken breeds we choose to keep. I have found heritage chicken breeds to be hardier than standard breeds. It’s …

Read More
3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken …

Read More
Why Keeping Geese on the Farm is Beneficial

Add to Favorites More and more homesteads across the United States are incorporating geese into their backyard flocks. It’s no wonder keeping geese on the farm is a strategy that …

Read More
Raising Turkeys for Food and Income
March 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Raising meat turkeys is an adventure on many levels. I’ve had the pleasure of growing a turkey for Thanksgiving for years, starting back in high school. It’s …

Read More
Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, …

Read More
Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Bill Dreger, Ohio – Chicken tractor designs are becoming more popular as more and more homesteaders and folks who keep backyard chickens are looking for flexibility and …

Read More