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Do Chickens Quit Laying in the Winter?

As the days grow colder and the sunlight grows shorter, many homesteaders may notice a significant drop in egg production during the winter. Some may notice that they have no eggs to collect one day! 436 more words


Everything I Know About Laying Hens & Egg Production

Hens, especially young hens (commonly called “pullets”) will lay eggs. Just how many eggs and how often depends on a number of factors. In addition to age, the breed, environment, diet, health, and time of year all affect a hen’s egg laying potential. 2,399 more words

Chicken Nipples

Ok, not exactly chicken nipples, rather they are water feed nipples.

Michael got all creative and made the girls a self watering feed.

They’re a bit wary of it yet, but they’ll figure it all out. 82 more words


Enterprise Budgets September 2017

I used to track the harvest value from the garden, but weighing and tracking each type of produce, assigning a value per pound, etc to that gets tedious. 291 more words

Urban Homesteading

For the Chickens and the Bees

I had fun yesterday. A drive up into the hills to finally visit the Green Harvest Garden Centre.

They operate on organic and permaculture principals and are a wealth of knowledge. 77 more words

The Garden

Peel, peel, peel

The slow growing madrona tree is peeling. It’s something madrona trees do, and it is what makes them so beautiful. Their bright red, peeling bark, reminds me of my many childhood sunburns. 191 more words

About My Chickens

7 Things I've Learned About White Leghorn Chickens. 

We have 6 chickens all together which are 3 different breeds in pairs, and since my mother in law didn’t buy them sexed it’s been a complete guessing game as to which are boys or girls. 327 more words