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It's More Than Just Chickens- It's about feeding my family

It’s More Than Just Chickens- It’s about feeding my family

By The Coastal Homestead | May 23, 2016

  It’s More Than Just Chickens – It’s about feeding my family People across the country are fighting for the right to provide for their families with gardens and small backyard livestock. My family is one of those affected, and the new laws are taking the food off my children’s plates. This is our story. It’s More Than…

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Christmas Gifts your Chickens will love! Something for every budget.

Christmas Gifts for Chickens

By The Coastal Homestead | Dec 20, 2015

  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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The bird flu, how to protect your flock

Bird Flu- Learn How to Protect Your Flock

By The Coastal Homestead | Jun 23, 2015

          The Bird Flu- How to Protect Your Flock The bird flu is a nation-wide epidemic and spreading over 27 states and counting. Government agencies are seizing and culling back-yard chickens for ‘suspicion’ of the flu leaving the owners helpless (Read more here) and without a flock. The Avian Influenza is a…

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Did you get a rooster when you wanted hens? Find out what to do

What to do with a Rooster

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 31, 2015

    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 getting started with baby chickens

Supply List for Chicks

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 22, 2015

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 to come when I call them and go in their coop when I need them too.

How I trained my chickens

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 12, 2015

  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, everything you should know and questions you should ask before getting chickens.

Getting Started With Chickens

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 2, 2015

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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Chickens- getting started part 3 ordering-1 week old

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 1, 2014

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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