Animals

Three Reasons We Don’t Use Chick Starter

Three Reasons We Don’t Use Chick Starter

In true rebel farm(ish) girl style, I thought I should let you in on a little secret: We don’t use chick starter at our farm (for chickens or pheasants) and we haven’t for the last four years. Wondering why? Pull up a chair. You can […]

Dealing With A Surprise Hatch

Dealing With A Surprise Hatch

You’re going about your business on the homestead and suddenly one of your hens proudly appears with chicks following behind her. Wait. What? Where did those chicks come from? Well, if you’ve got a rooster and your chickens are free range, it’s completely possible that […]

When Pigs Get Out: A Farm Drama

When Pigs Get Out: A Farm Drama

    I love pigs, y’all. They’re my favorite farm animal. But I’ve got to tell you about what happens when little pigs get out. It’s quite the farm drama. Oh, sure. Looking back, it seems like a farm comedy. But at the time the […]

5 Things I Didn’t Know Before Raising Pheasants

5 Things I Didn’t Know Before Raising Pheasants

My husband has always wanted to raise pheasants. Since we are usually game to try anything once, we started our research, prepared their space, and ordered some pheasant chicks. But there were many things I didn’t know before raising pheasants that were made abundantly clear […]

How to use poultry shrink bags

How to use poultry shrink bags

Sometimes you think you know a whole bunch about processing animals. I grew up in a hunting family and y’all, I knew how to wrap up a cut of meat. Freezer paper and I? We were totally BFF. So when my husband and I moved […]

Free Range Chickens: 5 Truths To Know

Free Range Chickens: 5 Truths To Know

Free range chickens are fun to watch, but hold on. Before you open the coop door and let your chickens run wild, there are some truths you need to know about the free range life. Free Range Chickens Truth #1: There is poop. Chickens poop. […]