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My Chicks from Sunnyside Hatchery Arrived!

  I’m Back in the Chicken ‘Business!’ My homestead really doesn’t seem much like a homestead without some chickens. So I placed an order for 25 chicks from Sunnyside Hatchery in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and waited impatiently. I’ll be honest with you, going almost 9 months without chickens was kind …

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Setting Up Your Brooder Box for Day Old Chicks, Ducklings, and Turkey Poults

Setting Up A Brooder Box For Your Baby Poultry Setting up a brooder box is the first step for providing a safe and healthy home for your day old poultry. Chicks, ducklings and turkey poults require the same basic set up for their first few days, although ducklings are larger and …

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Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You

‘Live Your Life: 14 Days To The Best You’ by Dr. Ann LeFevre, PHD, LCSW, CMT On occasion I am asked to review a book that really interests me, and ‘Live Your Life: 14 Days To The Best You’ is one of those books. The Cadence Group sent a free …

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Egg Recall & Egg Safety Tips

Egg Recall 2018 & Egg Safety Tips Have you been affected by the latest egg recall? Are you concerned about the safety of your food? I am! Food safety is something I think about a lot. Since a lot of our food comes from my garden or barn, I’m very aware …

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Controlling Spotted Wing Drosophila in Home Orchards

What is Spotted Wing Drosophila? The fruit industry is being plagued by an invasive pest called the spotted wing drosophila (SWD) that originally hails from Asia. Unlike its fruit fly cousins, this vinegar fly targets healthy fruit rather than damaged or rotting fruit. It lays eggs just under the skin …

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Your List of Heritage Turkey Breeds For the Homestead

So, You Want to Raise Heritage Turkeys? If you’re interested in keeping livestock that are more self sufficient than the modern breeds, heritage turkeys are probably on your ‘must have’ list. Heritage turkeys like to forage for a lot of their own grub, cleaning up pests around the homestead. They …

Broad Breasted vs Heritage…What’s The Best Turkey For Your Homestead?

  For More Information, Read My Article How to Raise Turkeys What’s The Best Turkey For Your Homestead? So you want to …

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Sick or Injured Chick – An Infographic

For complete instructions on caring for a sick or injured chick, please read How to Care for a Sick Chick. This site …