Category Archive: Livestock

Is Your Chicken Still Laying? How to Tell

Is Your Chicken Still Laying? How to Tell Raising chickens and getting farm fresh eggs is something many people enjoy across the country. It seems to be a growing trend with backyard flocks springing up all over the place in larger numbers. There are a lot of newbies out there who end up having numerous …

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Self Reliant Skills: Home Butchering a Pig

Self Reliant Skills: Home Butchering a Pig For those who aren’t overly squeamish and prefer to have a direct hand in where their food comes from and how it is processed, we present this fantastic article from AFarmishKindofLife.com. Home butchering a pig, or any animal, takes skill, patience, and a lot of physical labor! Homesteading …

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How Much Food Does a Chicken Need?

How Much Food Does a Chicken Need? How much food does a chicken need on a daily or weekly basis? Do a search and you will get different answers across the board. The answer depends on who you ask: an egg farmer will know down to the gram but a person raising a backyard flock will …

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