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Have you ever tried clipping the hooves of a goat, whilst straddling them? Or even just milking your goats whilst they are tied to either a post or a tree. You probably know then how difficult it is to hold them down. Well, in this case you just need to build yourself this diy goat […]

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The funny thing is that I have previously shared a few different solutions as far as chicken waterers are concerned. Remember the diy PVC soda bottle chicken waterer and the diy chicken nipple waterer? Just the other day I ran into yet another great idea for making a homemade chicken drinker. Although they used an […]

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We hardly ever talk about the little goats, the ‘kids’ on here. Hence today I decided to give them a little blog time, just like I have done for the baby chicks in past posts. In particular today let us take a look at this awesome diy goat kid warmer idea I bumped into on […]

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The reason most of us keep chickens on our homestead is so that we can have a free daily supply of organic fresh eggs. Before you go wild building your diy garden shed chicken coop or diy old swing set chicken coop, it would be very wise to take some time trying to select the […]

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Are you still feeding your poultry manufactured store bought feed? My old friend Judith advised me many years ago to stop doing so and switch the homemade organic feed for my chickens. I now have turkeys too, so I have since switched to this homemade poultry feed recipe. It is soy and GMO free and […]

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Just like your chickens, the goats also need some toys to keep them occupied during the long days. We have only made the diy goat scratching post, which is not really a toy so far. I did some research and found more diy toys for goats, that you could introduce. The great thing about these […]

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Sometimes it almost feels like my girls get the most attention on the homestead. That is however not accurate, they just allow me to experiment a lot more with a few different new ideas. After the last attempt at the diy chicken coop sanitizer, later on this week I want to have a go at […]

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Anything that saves you a lot of time and effort is always welcome on the homestead. We already have this diy pig feeder, but still have to make regular trips to ensure they still have water. The hubby discovered the perfect solution just last week, this diy automatic pig waterer. This simple but effective way […]

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When you decide to start raising goats no one ever tells you how much these guys like to scratch themselves. We already have the diy wood pallet goat hay feeder, so we wanted to add something else to improve their comfort. It looks like something like this diy goat scratching post, would be the perfect […]

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Are you raising pigs or looking into getting started? You maybe trying to figure out if with all that is going on around your homestead you actually have time to look after pigs. Well, I decided to make things way easier for you by posting this daily task list for raising pigs. Would you believe […]

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Most people prefer to keep their chickens in coops. We have made quite a few in the past on this blog like the diy garden shed chicken coop and the diy portable A frame chicken coop. However, there is another option which I am seriously considering. This is why I was researching how to keep […]

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It is a bit too late for us, since we have been keeping goats for a few years already. However, I thought I would just share this with others who may be considering getting started. Some of the things on the list we have already posted about on this blog such as the diy goat […]

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I know they have personally not been able to express their appreciation, but I can always tell that my girls love the treats I make for them. They really enjoy the homemade chicken pops recipe and also the homemade chicken scratch recipe. Today I decided to add something else into the mix, these homemade chicken […]

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When it comes to our chicken feed we are always experimenting with different things. I understand that different types of feed have different benefits, for example the homemade organic chicken feed recipe and the homemade chicken scratch recipe for your chickens. Today we are going to look at making homemade fermented chicken feed. So why […]

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We probably use herbs for a lot of things already, mostly cooking though. At anyone time I personally have alot of different herbs growing from peppermint, to basil and even lavender. I recently discovered that herbs could also be used in chicken nesting boxes. Why on earth would you place herbs in the nesting boxes? […]

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It just so happens that we have an old metal swing out back, so naturally when I came across this idea light bulbs went off. We already have the diy wood pallet chicken coop and the diy recycled doors chicken coop, so we probably don’t need this diy old swing set chicken coop at the […]

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You would think that with an incubator you would be able to select any egg your chicken hatches and pop it in there to turn into a baby chick. Well we found out the hard way after setting up our new diy chicken egg incubator, that not all ways are created equal. So I went […]

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It never ceases to amaze me how many different ways we can provide water for our chickens or other birds. We have built the diy automatic rain water chicken waterer and the diy chicken nipple waterer in the past. Today I found some plans on this diy pvc soda bottle chicken waterer. This is yet […]

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We do have some chickens on our homestead but we have never tried to hatch our own eggs before. Most of the eggs that collect in the diy nesting boxes end up on the breakfast plate. I had the talk with the hubby just last night and brought up this diy chicken egg incubator. Unlike […]

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I know if I had to build my first chicken coop, one of the first things I would target to convert into one would be the garden shed. At least you would not have to build the outer shell like the diy wood pallet chicken coop and the diy chicken coop greenhouse. So I found […]

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