Today we will have 10 hours and 23 minutes of daylight. Why is this important for those of us that raise birds? Because a bird’s laying cycle is based on daylight hours and the laying cycle peaks at 14-16 hours of daylight. This is why if we don’t supplement light we get fewer eggs in the […]
Often resolutions are set too high, we aren’t passionate about them or we just get caught up in the busyness of life. Resolutions can set us up for failure and create a habit of breaking commitments. Below are some simple ways I found to keep my resolutions. Make resolutions realistic and simple. Don’t focus on appearance […]
When we got our quail I really didn’t know much about them I just wanted the potato bugs gone from the garden. Many homesteaders tout them as easy to raise and economical. These birds make it possible raise meat and eggs on land, where due to restrictions; larger birds are not an option. The rate […]
If you are looking into getting chickens for the first time you are probably doing some research. You want to know what to feed them, how to house them, potential health issues ect. When looking at feed you will see some brands carry a “vegetarian” option. There are many reasons we don’t opt for a […]
About twice a year we have the joy of hatching chicks right here in our home. The chicks transition to appropriate housing as they grow. At first we realized we weren’t really set up for this growing up process but we made it work and as we realized the need we built things like a […]
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