Poultry

Homesteading articles about Poultry pertaining to homesteaders, farming, animal husbandry, gardening, history, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

How Raising Chickens Can Help Your Garden

It’s hard to imagine a world without chickens. We love them for their eggs, meat, and companionship, not to mention…

2 weeks ago

Raise Heritage Turkeys for Holiday Cash

Small-scale turkey farming is an excellent income source for homesteaders.  They have interesting personalities and are suitable for homesteads with…

4 months ago

Pick the Perfect Poultry for Your Homestead: A Beginner’s Guide

Whether you want eggs, meat, or your own petting zoo, there's a bird that will fill the bill. There is…

6 months ago

Hectic Heritage Turkey Hatching

“Gobble, gobble, gobble, proud turkeys proud turkeys. Gobble, gobble, gobble proud turkeys are we. We ruffle our feathers in all…

10 months ago

Raising Chickens for Eggs

The popularity of keeping and raising chickens for eggs has undergone a dramatic resurgence since the turn of the twenty-first…

11 months ago

Raising Quail for Profit on the Homestead

Homesteaders looking for a money-making venture should consider raising quail for profit.  Quail can be raised in small areas, are…

1 year ago

Michelle, the Boschvelder Hen, and Her Guinea Keets

Growing up, I remember my mother always having Guinea fowl feathers in her hair, and seeing the little paintings she…

1 year ago

Multi-purpose Chicken Tractors

Our poultry tractors used to sit dormant in between bird batches, now they are used year round, in a variety…

1 year ago

Chickens or Ducks? The Best Fowl for Your Farm

It's finally happened: you're moving toward living your homesteading dream. You figured out your property and set aside a spot…

1 year ago

Guinea Fowl: Something Different in the Garden

An exotic and perhaps odd-looking breed of poultry, the Guinea Fowl, is fast becoming not just the friend of the…

1 year ago