Naturally Treating Bumblefoot in Chickens and Ducks
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Naturally Treating Bumblefoot in Chickens and Ducks

Naturally treating bumblefoot in chickens, as well as, bumblefoot in ducks, is achieveable. Prior to performing bumblefoot surgery consider an un-invasive bumblefoot treatment. With the decision to keep poultry comes the need to learn how to address various ailments. This includes learning how to naturally treat bumblefoot. The question is, do you have the necessary skill…

Prevent Coccidiosis Naturally in Chick Brooders
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Prevent Coccidiosis Naturally in Chick Brooders

Prevent coccidiosis naturally in chick brooders without the use of medicated chick feed. Raising chicks holistically is achievable. Begin by naturally boosting the immune system and establishing good livestock husbandry. Coccidiosis is a nasty, deadly disease and one that many poultry keepers fear the most. This deadly disease is commonly found within chick brooders. Though…

Heritage Breeds – The Importance of Saving Rare Farm Breeds
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Heritage Breeds – The Importance of Saving Rare Farm Breeds

Heritage breeds have a strong place in our hearts, and we encourage all homesteaders to visit the Livestock Conservancy’s website to learn about which poultry or livestock breeds need help in maintaining their existence.  Then, in a true homesteading fashion, raise these farm animals in the manner which best meets their needs. When the decision was made to begin our…

How to Clean Chicken and Turkey Feet -along with the Gizzard- for Cooking
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How to Clean Chicken and Turkey Feet -along with the Gizzard- for Cooking

Ready to learn how to clean chicken and turkey feet?  I bet you never thought you’d be doing this, but here you are!  Many of you may be wondering why you’d want to use the feet, and the answer is simple, they’ll help you make the BEST bone broth you’ve ever had!  Since we’re already talking about cleaning poultry feet we…

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Pros And Cons Of Free Range Poultry

When we started homesteading on two acres we realized that allowing our flocks the ability to free ranging was the best choice for us.  I envisioned happy chicken walking around consuming grass, dandelions, and bugs of all sorts – laying the most delicious eggs in our area.  In the course of the last two years we quickly discovered the pros and…

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How To Remove A Chicken’s Comb

Remove chicken’s comb….really?  Did you ever think you’d be asking, or googling, maybe phone friend, OR private messaging your favorite chicken keeper with that question?! Well, leave it to us, if anything is going to happen in this magnitude it’s going to happen to us. And of course with my all time favorite hen, Buffette…