Should You Wash Your Chicken Eggs?

Do eggs need to be refrigerated? Here in the United States it is uncommon to find eggs at the grocery store that are not washed and refrigerated. Even as a child I remember that eggs were sold this way also. What if I was…

The Strange Fairy Chicken Egg

Eggs come in all different sizes and colors, but I bet you have never heard of a “fart or fairy” egg? These eggs can also be called dwarf egg or wind egg. Fairy eggs are more common from pullet chickens but older hens may…

Best Type Of Chickens For Being With Children

Chickens around families and children If you are new to being a urban homesteader then you’re likely to have the urge to raise chickens in your backyard. Most urban families that are getting into homesteading will usually have one of their children wanting to…

How to Trim Your Chicken Beaks, Claws, and Spurs

Here is a great article that I just came across that I thought would be interesting to share. A chicken’s spurs, toenails, and beak are made of keratin, the same substance as your fingernails and toenails. And like your nails, they continually grow. Chickens…

Raising Chickens In The Backyard For The Beginner

Raising chickens for beginners Chickens are great for people that are looking to get back to nature. I have always loved nature and I love living in small town USA with my wife and my chickens. Chickens can be great pets, supply you with…

Chicken Manure Is Great For The Garden And The Environment

Gardening can be a lot of fun and a great way to save money and be part of the urban homesteading community. Doing things like gardening and composting is a great way to teach your children how to get back to nature and give…