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Raising Ducklings | Brooding, Feed, Tips

Raising ducklings is easy, and in truth, much easier than raising chicks or turkey poults! Learn about breed selection, brooding, feed options, and other beneficial tips. The decision has been made to incorporate ducks onto the property. And to be quite frank, who can resist ducklings? Not many. However, raising ducklings is different than brooding chickens and other poultry. Ducklings…

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Top 13 Duck Breeds to Raise for Eggs

Top 13 duck breeds to raise for eggs. Learn which duck breeds are prolific layers, laying between 150 and over 300 eggs per year. In addition to this, it’s important to know what breeds forage the best. Ducks which forage well produce a better tasting egg.` You have made the decision to incorporate ducks onto the property. However, which breed…

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Selecting the Best Chicken Breeds for Children

Selecting the best chicken breeds for kids is necessary for those who are new to raising poultry. Chickens come with temperaments which can vary between breeds. Some are more docile, whereas others are very standoffish. Looking to incorporate children and chickens? There are a few things to know before the two meet. I am a chicken enabler. To those who…

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Raising Broiler Chickens: Breed, Feed, Housing

Raising Broiler chickens for meat purposes is something everyone should do. Learn how to select the best broiler breed, the right feed, and housing for your homestead. The primary benefit to homesteading is the opportunity to own your food source. For many, owning your food source may consist of maintaining a garden, while others choose to raise laying hens. Then…

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Raising Coturnix Quail for Meat and Eggs

Raising Coturnix Quail is a great way to incorporate a protein onto the property. Domesticated quail offer a tasty meat option and are prolific egg layers. Not to mention, quail are an ideal option for those with a smaller property, and are extremely easy to raise. About the Coturnix Quail Quail come in a variety of species, though the most…

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Setting Up a Chick Brooder | Raising Chicks

Setting up a chick brooder prior to bringing home chicks is vital to their survival. Learn how to select the right size brooder box, the type of heat to provide, and your best options for feed. The process is not difficult to accomplish, but one that does take planning. Selecting a Chicken Breed Let’s get off topic for a moment….

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Canning Dried Beans with Bean Bread Recipe

Canning dried beans is about having homemade convenience foods in the pantry. Enjoy the simplicity of opening a jar of ready to eat home canned beans without the hassle of pre-soaking them. Leave behind the metallic flavor found in aluminum cans by canning dried beans at home. The process is easy and the outcome is delicious! The key to owing…

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Pinto Bean Bread | A Hearty Recipe

Pinto bean bread can easily be made in minutes using a handful of ingredients from the pantry. Though this recipe is called a bread it is in fact a loaf; similar in texture to banana bread but a much heartier option. Feel free to partner this recipe with a salad, soup, a meat option, or consumed with homemade butter and…

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Refried Beans | Using Canned Beans and Lard

Refried beans, made from scratch, is extremely easy dish to prepare. This recipe calls for the use of pinto beans, lard, and a few other ingredients. As a matter of fact, this homemade refried beans recipe compares equally to how your favorite Mexican restaurant prepares theirs! Preparing Dried Beans Begin by preparing the dried beans for cooking. Keep in mind,…

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