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Let Chickens Do Your Gardening – A Chicken Tractor On Steroids…

A chicken tractor (sometimes called an ark) is a movable chicken coop lacking a floor. Chicken tractors allow free ranging along with shelter, allowing chickens fresh forage such as grass, weeds and bugs, which widens their diet and lowers their feed needs. They echo a natural, symbiotic cycle of foraging through which the birds eat down […]

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Making A Chicken Coop Out Of Old Pallets…

Here’s a really nice (and cheap) chicken house made out of 7 unused wood pallets. It uses 3 wood pallets bolted together to form the floor structure, and another 4 to form most of the walls. In addition, plywood is then used to finish & enclose the coop. The entire coop is raised off the ground allowing […]

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12 Unconventional But Very Stylish Chicken Coop Ideas…

If you’re going to keep chickens, sure you could purchase (or build) a drab, old, conventional chicken coop that would certainly do the trick – the chickens themselves aren’t going to be that fussy – OR, you could go that extra mile and take away some of these unconventional chicken coop ideas to make it a center […]

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Homemade Boredom Buster Brick For Chickens

“Raising chickens is one of my favorite parts of homesteading.  I never could have imagined the different personalities that each of my “ladies” would have and how much I would enjoy them! I try to take care of them as well as I can and that means keeping them happy and healthy.  Recently I’ve been […]

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Homemade Chicken Feed Recipes

“Before we got our chickens, I spent an embarrassing amount of time researching what on earth we should feed them. I knew I wanted to use a homemade, whole grain mix, but finding recipes turned out to be difficult. Many of the more reputable chicken sources just made blanket suggestions to use store bought feed. I […]

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8 Popular Chicken Breeds For Homesteaders That Want Eggs

“Choosing what breed of chicken you want to raise for eggs is a topic of heated debate. There can be a multitude of answers depending on what’s important to you. Personality? Size? Color of eggs? Color of chickens? Ability to free range or raise their own chicks? How long will they keep laying? So many […]

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Washing Wool Fleece By Hand – The Basics

“Washing wool fleece is the first step to getting it ready for carding. Once fleece is carded its ready to use for felting, or spinning it into yarn. Washing the fleece is the foundational step to a successful project. Get this step right and all the next steps will go smoothly and you will get […]

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