Top 10 Homesteading Posts for 2014

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My 10 Most Popular Posts This Year!

It’s fun to look back over the year to see what my most popular posts were. I like to know what information people have found the most helpful or interesting. Stop by and leave a comment to tell me which post was your favorite!

So Here They Are!

How to Hatch Chicken Eggs in an Incubator

 

12 Ways to Reduce Your Chicken Feed Bill

 

How to Skin a Chicken or Other Poultry

 

How to Make Egg Noodles

 

Should You Skin or Pluck Your Home Butchered Poultry?

 

Sprouting Wheat for Chicken Feed

 

How to Start Seedlings Indoors

 

Are Modern Homesteaders Being Undermined?

 

How to Care for Day Old Chicks

 

Confessions of a Former Rabbit Killer

 

What topics would you like to read about on my blog? I’d love to hear from you!


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6 comments on “Top 10 Homesteading Posts for 2014

  1. Lois Luckovich

    Chickens will drink any milk that has gone sour, that helps supply the calcium for hard shells. Mine wouldn’t eat oyster shell either. Some dairies here will let you nhave milk that has been returned from the stores, don’t know if its the same in the states, but up here you have to have a registered farm card.

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Lois,
      I have asked at the stores about taking their expired dairy and they won’t allow it. I think the health dept shut that down. Also, I used to pick up the old produce for my chickens and that isn’t allowed anymore either.

      I read somewhere that dairy can cause diarrhea in chickens. I don’t feed much dairy to my flock, but when I notice that there are any health issues I will give them plain yogurt for the probiotics. I don’t know if what I read about feeding dairy to chickens is true because I never have enough milk to spare now that my goats are gone. Has anyone else had experience with dairy causing digestive issues with chickens?

      Thanks for sharing!

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  2. akcharle

    Loved the best of the best synopsis Lisa, I was a bit disappointed that I could not comment on your 12 ways to Reduce Your Chicken Feed Costs post so I will post it here if that is okay. I ferment my chicken feed. A fellow blogger taught me how to do this so I will post the link here. This has dramatically reduced the cost of raising my own meat and eggs.

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Thanks for sharing the link about fermenting chicken feed. (I’m not sure why it wasn’t possible to leave a link on the post, so I will check that out.) Sounds like a great idea!

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  3. Monique Brown

    Hi Lisa, I only just signed up to your blog so these most popular posts were a good start for me. I particularly enjoyed the one about killing rabbits. I have often thought I would like to start on rabbits because unlike noisy, dusty chickens you could keep them indoors if the situation ever required it. However, I have not been able to get past the ‘cuddle factor’ …. I’m finding it hard enough to kill my chickens. I can see myself ending up a vegetarian!

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Monique,
      Thanks for following my blog:) I thought raising rabbits would be a good start for me, and it was. However, it really was difficult for me to kill them. I think a good way to start is to eat rabbit first and see if you like the taste, and then see about using a pellet gun or small bolt gun to kill them. It would be fast and humane. But don’t get yourself into a situation where you think of them as pets and there are a couple dozen of them to feed!

      Best wishes and thanks for stopping by!

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