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How to Dye Brown Eggs

Farm fresh eggs are completely different from store bought eggs.  Why?  Because they are fresh and oh so delicious!  The main difference is that farm fresh eggs are usually brown, not white.  That makes farm eggs a little bit difficult to dye, but definitely not impossible.  I’ll show you how to dye brown eggs here. […] Read more…

What Should You Feed Your Geese?

Geese are very fun, loving creatures that can make great pets, not just great farm animals.  When raised from hatchlings, geese love their owners and follow them around the yard like a little dog.  But perhaps you are like me and got your goose when it was already an adult and had absolutely no idea […] Read more…

10 Free Farm Saying SVG Files

My quest for farm and chicken related crafts have led me down a dangerous path…I’ve discovered a passion for creating SVG files.  What with raising chickens and living on a homestead, I figure I should have more farm-related saying and quotes hanging around the home.  If you are crafty with either a Cricut or Silhouette, […] Read more…

Introducing Geese to Chickens

One of the first questions I had about purchasing a goose was “will it get along with my chickens?”  You may have noticed that chickens are territorial and do not like to share nicely with newcomers.  I was nervous about getting a goose so late in the game with 18 grown chickens and 3 roosters.  […] Read more…

10 Ways to Save Money on Chicken Feed

How to Save Money on Chicken Feed

I love my dear little chickens, I really do.  But they cost an arm and a leg to feed!  Shouldn’t the cost of raising chickens be less than what it takes to feed them?  Isn’t that why we homesteaders got the little cutie-pies in the first place? Okay, okay, I really wanted eggs that were […] Read more…

How to Make a Chicken Saddle

How to Make a Chicken Saddle

The day finally came.  My chickens need chicken saddles.  Why I thought for sure I would be exempt from this, I don’t know.  But I just recently noticed that FOUR of my chickens needed saddles, stat!  Oh, Fernando, my beloved rooster, why do you have to love the ladies so much?!  So I had to […] Read more…

Best Egg Laying Chickens

Best Egg Laying Chickens When I first started looking to raise chickens, I knew that I wanted chicken breeds that laid a lot of eggs all-year round.  I didn’t want fancy chickens for show.  I wanted eggs, lots of them.  So, if that is what you are also looking for, here are some of the […] Read more…

Essential Supply List to Raise Baby Chicks

Essential Supply List for Baby Chicks

I remember when I first thought about raising chickens.  Then, out of the blue, my husband ordered 25 chickens and told me to get ready.  I had no idea what I was doing!  Thus began the frantic searching of Pinterest and reading every article I could find about raising chickens. So, if you are like […] Read more…

How to Raise Meat Chickens

How to Raise Meat Chickens

How to Raise Meat Chickens When my husband and I first started raising chickens, we decided to raise some meat chickens as well.  We wanted to see what the “hype” was about.  Through the journey, I have discovered that raising meat chickens is a relatively simple and easy process that anyone could do. Where to […] Read more…

How to Store and Clean Fresh Eggs

How to Store and Clean Fresh Eggs

One of the first questions I had when starting to raise chickens was why aren’t eggs refrigerated?  Another question was how long will eggs last on the counter?  After doing some research and experiencing gathering my own chicken’s eggs, I have found my answers and they surprise even me! Why aren’t eggs refrigerated? Eggs that are laid […] Read more…

How Smart Are Chickens? www.homesteadfamilia.com

How Smart are Chickens?

How smart are chickens?  I think we have all watched many movies depicting chickens as dumb, insensitive, non-caring, silly little creatures.  We used to think that chickens were only capable of laying an egg per day and then just going on their merry way.  But did you know that chickens are actually as smart as […] Read more…

December Egg Report - www.homesteadfamilia.com

December Egg Report

I am so excited to share my December egg report with you!  All December long, I have kept track of how many eggs my chickens were laying.  We’ve all read the articles that during the winter, chickens tend to lay less eggs.  They may even stop laying eggs.  That’s why I decided to keep track […] Read more…

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