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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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Homestead Pasture Management With Sheep

I know. I didn’t see this coming either. But we now own four sheep. I mean, I kind of saw it coming. After all I did suggest when our lawn mower broke a few weeks ago that sheep would be a great alternative to a gasoline powered mower. But the advice was rejected (as well […]

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Re-Seeding The Chicken Run

“When you raise chickens you get the joys of collecting fresh eggs daily, the joys of watching “the chicken channel,” the little peeps of baby chicks, the sweet sound of the egg laying song the proud (and sometimes awkward) robust crows of the rooster… and also the pleasure of watching them completely tear your yard […]

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Saving Money On The Backyard Chicken Flock

“Well whomever said keeping your own chickens was going to be cheap and save you money, LIED. But the benefits of keeping chickens FAR outweigh the costs. Don’t get me wrong, a backyard chicken flock is about as good as it gets. You control what goes into your chickens crops, catch some free entertainment, get […]

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Getting A Family Cow – Lots To Consider

“So you’re thinking of getting a family cow. You’ve probably thought of many good reasons: fresh milk 10 months of the year, cream to do with as decadently as you want, peaceful moments in the barn with your head resting against the flank of the cow while milking and letting the rest of the world […]

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The Deep Litter Method – Chicken Coop Winter Composting

“The past few winters, I would trudge down in the cold and ice to clean out the coop every other week or so.  I would remove all the straw bedding, then sprinkle DE (diatomaceous earth) and replace the straw with new bedding.  The old soiled bedding would sit, partially frozen, in our compost pile until […]

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Recipe Ideas For Quick & Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

“Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for you dog. There are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home. •Control what goes into the recipe. You can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog treat recipes to your […]

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How To Raise Grass-Fed Lamb Like A Boss

“I never EVER thought, in the history of the world, that I would become a PRO at raising grass-fed lamb. But alas, here I am. Like I’ve said before, once I got the farming-itch (not to be confused with a gross kind of itch) I couldn’t stop. I’m rapidly turning into the weird goat lady. […]

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