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Hatching Chicks: Incubator vs. Broody Hen

We believe inspiring readers about homesteading, self sufficiency and emergency preparedness is important in creating a change in the world that starts in a place we can control, on our own homesteads and within our families.

Baby Chick Basics. What you need to know to get started.

Pasty Butt: is a condition where loose droppings stick to the down surrounding a chick's vent, building up to form a blockage that can be fatal unless removed. Pasty butt can be caused by stress from shipping, being overheated, too cold or from something they have eaten.

Save Money on Chicken Feed - Build these Grazing Boxes for Your Flock!

DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too! Save money, happy chickens. Win, win.

Find out which hatching method is right for you.

Find out which method of hatching chicken eggs is best for you and your situation. Both the use of incubators as well as broody hens has pros and cons. Find out what they are.

Homemade Chicken Feed Recipe

This homemade chicken feed recipe formula is one of the simplest options I've seen. I especially love that I can make whatever quantity I need!

9 Reasons Hens Stop Laying Eggs

There are many reasons that hens stop laying eggs. We break them down and clear up the confusion .