Category Archives: Tips and tricks

Washing Eggs – The Why And How

There is an age-old debate surrounding the idea of washing fresh eggs, and there are really two ways of looking at it. To understand why there are so many questions surrounding the great-egg-washing debacle, we need to go over the … Continue reading

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How to train your chickens to return to their coop

Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

It can be alarming if your chickens poop out a blob that looks a tad bit unfamiliar, or different than what you are used to seeing. But, the truth is, chicken’s poop will differ depending on what they eat, where … Continue reading

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Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes the classifications of Pee-wee through Jumbo, but weight. Weight, that is, pretty much down to … Continue reading

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He got lucky with that one

I’ve found (through experience) the best way to get a hook out when the barb is deep in your arm, leg, neck, whatever, is to start wrapping fishing line around the shank in a double layer and pushing it under … Continue reading

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Raising quail for meat and eggs

If you are limited on space, or just over your chickens, but you love the thought of raising your own meat and eggs, you might want to consider raising quail. Due to their small size, they are ideal for those … Continue reading

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Shit, I almost forgot my Friday chicken post

When it comes to feeding your flock, just as feeding yourself, it’s important to know good quality food from poor quality food. Additionally, it is just as or even more important to know HOW to feed them. Although the ingredients … Continue reading

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The Sapphire Gem Chicken: The Complete Info Guide

Also known as the Sapphire Blue Plymouth Rock or Blue Plymouth Rock, the Sapphire Gem is all the rage for novelty and specialty chicken fanciers. Scouring the internet for information on this rare variety will most likely lead you down … Continue reading

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The complete list of alternatives to all Google products

With growing concerns over online privacy and securing personal data, more people than ever are considering alternatives to Google products. After all, Google’s business model essentially revolves around data collection and advertisements, both of which infringe on your privacy. More … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Rules for Feeding Chickens

Feeding your chickens is one of, if not, the most important task when it comes to raising backyard chickens. Get it right and you will have a healthy flock who merrily cluck every time you bring them one of their … Continue reading

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’. The … Continue reading

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Transporting Firearms and Ammunition, a Frequent Flyer’s Perspective

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Recently I was talking with a few fellow gun owners about air travel and the transporting of firearms. I was surprised at how some of them thought that flying with firearms was more of a hassle than it … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It?

Your hen is squawking whenever you approach her and she won’t leave her nesting box, what’s wrong, is she ill? Far from it and chances are she is just broody and wants chicks. If you aren’t planning on having chicks … Continue reading

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless … Continue reading

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And now you know…

Between 2000 and 2014, 236 Canadians were killed after their car smacked into a moose. Add in collisions with deer, elk, bears, cougars, bison and coyotes, and in the last nineteen years, we’ve lost about as many Canadians to wildlife … Continue reading

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Best Rifle Sling For Your Specific Purpose

Are you looking for a way to comfortably carry your firearm & can help you quickly switch between a rifle and sidearm? If so… you need a good ol’ rifle sling. Rifle slings are perfect for ensuring a steady and … Continue reading

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Cause And Prevention Of Soft Shells and Rubber Eggs

Imagine reaching into your nesting box and feeling a soft, rubbery…something. What in the world? Yes, it’s a shell-less egg in between all your lovely breakfast eggs. So, what does this mean? Is there something wrong with your hen? Not … Continue reading

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How to season and clean your cast iron skillet

Cast iron cookware will last a lifetime if you treat it right. Here’s how to do just that. MORE

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