Lately, I've been watching some of the goings-on as a handful of people have been setting themselves up to live in the country, many…

  The first livestock most new homesteaders bring home to the farm are chickens—and rightly so.  Here's how to start raising chickens from scratch. They’re small,…

Roosters A Plenty

by Magdalena Perks 0

  When I moved to this two-acre croft in Iowa, just outside Iowa City, I was pleased to become part of the management of a…

Hens Are Birds, Too

by Faith Drummond 0

  Hens are fussy about their nests, just like any other bird.  Although there are many reasons why hens stop laying, dissatisfaction with their environment…

Raising Chickens for Eggs

by Kathy Bernier 0

  The popularity of keeping chickens is undergoing a dramatic resurgence since the turn of the twenty-first century.  Laying hens are making appearances in astonishing…

Homestead Besieged!

by Betty Taylor 0

  Modern homesteading is difficult.  Rabbits love tender garden sprouts; every wild thing loves a good chicken dinner; and neighbors sometimes spew pesticides and herbicides…