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This is so true! They remember what treats come from where and one of my roosters stood over the spot where his favorite hen died for 3 days with his head hung down. Intelligent!

Lower your food costs by starting your own food supply. Upgrade your garden to a hobby farm!

Hobby Farming - Sustainable Home Food Production From Small Scale to Large

Want to build a business selling your homegrown harvests? In order to prosper, you'll need to know how to blend strategy, marketing and money management.

from Salt in my Coffee

52 Ways to Make Money on a SMALL Homestead

52 great ideas for increasing income from a small homestead. Excellent brainstorming resource for anyone with a mini homestead, or even a big backyard!


How to Train Chickens to Come When Called -

Train your chickens to come when called, so you can let them out and get them in anytime you want. Also enables you to call them to safety when predators lurk. If you have multiple flocks, you can train each to come to a different call. Very helpful when you have new pullets free ranging with old flock, and need to get each flock to its own coop... Wonder if this works..

Emptying a few cans of corn into a muffin tray, adding water & then freezing it is a very small act of kindness. But on hot days, it means the world to the chickens that live here. Pecking away at an ice block to finally be rewarded with a cold corn kernel is a great way to help them keep cool .

Here's one person's take on what a 100' x 50' home lot can provide as a small farm. Depending upon your local city codes you may not be able to have things like the pigs (maybe goats, if any meat / dairy animal at all), but think of all the food you can grow yourself. And if your city allowed hens...