Goats, Chickens, & Bees

Christmas Gifts for Chickens

  Christmas Gifts Your Chickens will Love! Something for every budget. I know you love your feathered friends (I only have hens so I call them my girls) and don’t want to leave them out this time of the year. Especially after all the hard work they do for you by providing fresh eggs, meat,…

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How to Make Honey Straws for Fun & Profit

  How to Make Honey Straws for Fun and Profit Did you know not only does raw honey taste deliciously amazing but it is the only food that doesn’t spoil, is used to treat  burns, helps with allergies, and contains antibacterial and antimicrobal properties. Raw honey contains up to 80 different substances important to human nutrition.…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Goats

This is a guest post I wrote for Common Sense Homesteading, sharing my story and mistakes I made when buying goats. Goats for Sale – 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Goats “Mistakes are a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable…

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What to do with a Rooster

    What to do with a Rooster? You were so excited to become a growing number of proud back yard chicken owners. You built  a cute little coop, maybe even hung a curtain or two, told all of your friends you would soon be in supply of Fresh Eggs. Placed your order for Pullets…

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Supply List for Chicks

Supply List for Getting started with Chickens Ready for some FRESH, Organic, Nutrient-dense, Delicious Eggs ??? Spring has sprung and you’re dying to become a member of the exceedingly growing population of backyard and urban chicken keepers.  You’ve done all your research, you’ve decided what type of chickens you want, you know how many to…

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How I trained my chickens

  How I Trained My Chickens Would you believe my chickens are potty trained, stay in the yard without a fence, and clean out their own coop? No???? Well good because those type of chicken skills are way beyond my reach and I’m pretty sure next to impossible. However, I have been able to successfully…

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Getting Started With Chickens

Getting Started with Chickens My grandparents raised chickens, along with many family members out west, but they have long passed and seeking their wisdom is a window that closed several years ago (what I wouldn’t give to have that opportunity again). If my grandma had a cup of coffee in her hand she had a…

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Adding Goats to our Coastal Homestead

Goat ahead and call me crazy, everyone else does. Haha! See what I did there? goat? doe’s ? Yes, I have officially lost it and I am one straw away from a full bale, but I am diggin’ my life y’all (literally). Okay, no more puns but I can’t help to laugh. Sometimes I think…

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Chickens- getting started part 3 ordering-1 week old

Congratulations on your decision to add chickens to your homestead and on your journey to Food Independence! It is a big step and a rewarding , I am glad you decided to join us. If you have read part 1 and 2 you are ready to go, if not here is the link to one…

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The Coastal Homestead is adding livestock!

Can you say chickens? We can, and 15 of them! When you read this post please do so with the same excitement as a 5 yr old on Christmas morning, as that is the spirit in which it was written with the occasional high-pitched squeal from time to time. Have you ever had an off…

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