Feeding Chickens on the Homestead

Feeding chickens will be part of your daily routine on the homestead. What you feed them depends on the breed of chickens you have, their age, if they are meat or laying chickens and if they can forage for food naturally. It also depends on which commercial feed is available locally.Continue Reading

How to Build a Candler to Check for Egg Fertilization

In the posts, Hatching Chickens on the Homestead, and Artificial Incubation Methods for Chickens, we discussed that a candler was used to check for fertility in eggs. In this post, we will learn what a candler is and how to make one for use on your homestead. Check with your local agriculturalContinue Reading