You have your land, beautiful grass growing, and even some fencing up, and now you find yourself asking the question all new homesteaders ask – What livestock should I raise? If you want to be as self sufficient as possible, producing your own families food with as few outside inputs as possible we are going […]
One of the biggest expenses on a homestead is the feed bill. Every animal on the homestead needs some sort of feed supplement (maybe with the exception of sheep) and most of the animals will get the bulk of their food from purchased feed. Any way you can save money on your chicken feed bill […]
Meat Chickens are a great gateway animal into raising your own meat and becoming, overall, more sustainable. On this episode of Homesteady, we revisit chicken ownership. As we examine homestead chickens closer, we have to wonder: are chickens a “gateway animal?” Does buying chickens lead to more chickens, then to pigs, goats, sheep, and even […]
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Each year we raise 50-100 cornish cross chickens. This fills our chicken needs for the year, with some extra to sell. Raising meat birds is a great toe in the water of meat production on the farm. When you get your chickens, you will quickly realize that there are essentially 3 big questions to […]
Are you thinking about making the leap into backyard chickens? Or maybe adding some new breeds to your current flock? Maybe you want to start a small farm business, selling meat, and want to know the right breeds to start with? In this episode of Homesteady we share with you a sneak peak of the […]