10 Creative Protein Sources for Chickens to Help You Save Money on Chicken Feed

10 Creative Protein Sources for Chickens

Don’t be fooled, “creative” is just a code word for weird. We’re about to dive into some really odd stuff here. It might make your stomach crawl, but your chickens will love it! Plus, these ideas really can help you save money on chicken feed. We wanted our meat birds and egg-layers to be of the […]

Cranberry Orange Mint Flavored Water

Cranberry Orange Mint Flavored Water Whole Fed Homestead

I love, love, love flavored water, or “fancy water” as I like to call it. There are a thousand different flavor combinations you can come up with, depending on what’s in season in your herb garden or at the store, but I always find myself coming back to this one. You don’t actually taste the […]

The Single, Most Important Thing You Can Do to Prepare for Chicken Emergencies!

Chicken 911 prepare for chicken emergencies

This isn’t a post about what to keep in your chicken first aid box or how to treat bumble foot, gape worm or mean roosters. But it is about one powerful tool, the one thing that has the most potential to help you in a chicken-crisis or poultry-emergency. It is something I was reminded of just […]

The Homestead Monthly: October & November

fall leaves

House-iversary In October, Karl and I celebrated the one-year anniversary of moving into our house. Holy moly did that just fly by! We had a great year- accomplished a lot, and learned a ton! Here’s to many more wonderful years building our homestead together! A Little Privacy, Please! Yes, I am the type of person who makes curtains […]