Category: Livestock
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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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If you are a regular reader of this blog, I know what you are thinking right now. Oh no, here she goes again first was how to raise ducks, then came how to raise quail now we moving on to geese? lol. Yeah, why not I am thinking of adding geese to our livestock this […]

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Oh yes, we love absolutely keeping chickens on our homestead. They are usually not difficult to maintain, as we keep them in their diy wood pallet chicken coop most of the time and sometimes allow them to free range in in their diy pvc chicken tractor. I have grown a chicken salad bar in the […]

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The truth of the matter, is I hardly know of any homestead that is not raising chickens. After having built diy wood pallet chicken coops, diy chick brooders and diy baby chick playground in the past. I thought today we should take some time out and look at how to get started with baby chicks. […]

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Whether it is just for pleasure or for meat or even for wool, owning some sheep should be fun. We already have goats and last year we got two cows, in as far as large livestock is concerned. Now we are looking into raising some sheep on our homestead too. Apparently contrary to popular belief […]

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Our garden is in an open area which is pretty close to a wooded area that we haven’t cleared yet. One of the problems we have are wild rabbits coming out of the woods to eat our produce. I have been a looking for a solution to this problem and I think this diy box […]

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We love looking after our goats, they are now a few more than we started with but that is not a problem at all. Remember we built them this homemade goat hay feeder as well as this diy wood pallet goat barn. If you have one or two goats, this diy two storey goat house […]

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I don’t know if you remember but a little while back we decided to add some ducks to our homestead and decided to build a diy duck house for them too. So far so good, however I was bored the other day and decided to upgrade their waterer to this diy self filling duck waterer. […]

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If you are raising chickens on your homestead you may already know that they love their homemade treats such as the homemade chicken pops.What if I told you there is a homemade chicken winter treat that can make that they eat up like crack? Your chickens will absolutely love this homemade scratch treat, so much […]

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After keeping chickens for a few years, and having recently added some ducks to the mix we were looking to try our hand at raising something else. After a democratic family vote it looks like we will be raising quail on our homestead now. Why raise quail? You can enjoy both their eggs and their […]

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So after having so much fun building our diy chick brooder, which our chicks always love we soon realized that we need a little more space for them to play and prevent boredom. After a little sherlock holmes like detective work, we then decided to try this diy baby chick playground. This playground is easily […]

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When it comes to keeping chickens there are a lot of fun things we love to do. From building the chicken coop, to theĀ  diy chicken coop swings, the diy chicken coop feeders and even the diy chicken coop waterers. However, after we feed the chickens, the not so fun stuff follows, the chicken poop. […]

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We often got up with the fun stuff when it comes to our chicken, such as building chicken coops and growing salad bars. So much so that you may forget that the coop needs to be cleaned every so often. I found this homemade chicken coop deodorizer spray recipe, you can use for cleaning your […]

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It is a given that your chickens or hens will need some nesting boxes to lay their eggs in. We already have these diy plastic bucket nesting boxes, however you know I am always trying new things. I wanted to give these diy plastic bowl nesting boxes a try. Yet another super simple cheap project. […]

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So it is the norm for most homestead to be raising chicken for either meat or eggs. However I have noticed that many homesteads, and that includes ours do not really raise cattle for beef, even though we often make homemade beef jerky. Since it is something we are considering, I decided to look up […]

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I love these diy projects to create things to keep my chickens busy like the chicken boredom buster toy and the chicken ladder we built in previous posts. Today I ran into this diy chicken swing, and I thought why not add this to things they can play with too, huh? It is a very […]

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We have built diy goat shelters, homemade goat milk butter and homemade goat milk cheese in previous posts on this blog. One thing that we often take for granted is how to actually milk a goat. It is a task that most people, including me actually had to practice before mastering it. The good thing […]

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It has been a while since I have featured a wood pallet project on here, and it just so happens that I ran into the perfect pallet project just this morning. Unlike the diy wood pallet goat shelter from a previous post, this diy wood pallet goat barn is larger. It is no secret that […]

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When molting season comes along it is important that you make sure that your chickens have enough protein to help them grow new feathers. I found this awesome homemade chicken molt muffins, recipe you can try. Molt season usually occurs end of summer, when the winter starts to approach and the daylight starts to decrease. […]

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