Category Archives: Tips and tricks

Treats That Will Make Your Hens Lay More Eggs

Healthy, happy hens lay more eggs. Has it been proven scientifically? I don’t know, but from my experience a healthy hen will produce more eggs than an unhealthy, miserable chicken. Obviously, we can’t speed up the ‘egg clock’, but by … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Get Chickens

Many people get chickens thinking they are cute, easy to look after and do not require a great deal of maintenance. After all, how much upkeep can a chicken require? Unfortunately, this rosy outlook puts a lot of chickens into … Continue reading

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More DIY lube: Make your own Ballistol

Ballistol has been popping up increasingly in stores, magazine articles, forums, and blog posts over the past few years- enough so that I thought I should check it out. I’m usually very skeptical of the CLP-of-the-month frenzy that preoccupies a … Continue reading

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And now you know…..

–Brooks

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Home Defense Overpenetration: Shotgun, Handgun, Rifle

Over-penetration in a home defense situation can cause more harm than the original threat. If, God forbid, someone should break into your home, you will have a million thoughts racing through your head, and a stress level some people may … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Collection of Firearms Safe and Secure

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Firearm ownership is through the roof. Thieves walk among us. An honest reflection will lead anybody to believe neither is likely to change anytime soon. This leads to some dark places for the fraction of our culture that … Continue reading

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Top Winter Predators: How To Keep Your Flock Safe

Winter can be a very difficult time for everyone- especially wild animals. It is a time when food is scarce and the weather is bitterly cold, making finding food difficult and dangerous. Unfortunately, not many predators sleep through the winter … Continue reading

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Biosecurity and Keeping Rodent Activity At A Minimum

Exactly what is biosecurity? It’s one of those words that gets’ thrown around a lot these days, but many people are still unsure exactly what it means. Biosecurity is a set of preventative measures put into place to prevent transmission … Continue reading

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Some things you just don’t want to skimp on

Terry Winston knew the credit-card bills were nonsense, but her difficulty proving it in court shows how America’s two-tiered justice system — one for those who can pay for a lawyer, the other for those who can’t — has spread … Continue reading

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Providing Your Chickens With Water During Winter

During the winter periods your hens don’t need as much water as they do in the summer; however it’s still vitally important that they get an adequate supply. On average their water intake will decrease by around 3 times during … Continue reading

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How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter

One of the biggest problems backyard chicken owners face during the winter months is keeping their egg supply going. If you’ve kept chickens during the winter months before, you will know that unfortunately, if you let nature take its course, … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Concealed Carry Tips

It’s time to get your furnace ready for the winter months, and also time to get yourself ready for winter concealed carry. That means rethinking how you draw from concealment. On cold winter days, you could be dealing with base … Continue reading

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You Need to Learn to Use a Tourniquet ~ VIDEOS

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Tourniquets are a simple but very import tool and skill that you need to have in your range bag, be able to understand their correct use and practice how to apply them effectively as they can save … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Chickens do a pretty good job taking care of themselves, but when it comes to the cold winter months, they’ll need a little extra TLC. We would like to take you through the essentials of keeping chickens in the winter, … Continue reading

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Mousing a hook

Several readers wanted to know what I meant about ‘mousing a hook’ when I captioned a post with it a little earlier today and Beaches was kind enough to dig up a video showing how it’s done – kinda sorta. … Continue reading

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Free Range Love or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Coq.

As y’all probably know, mrs_horseman and I have been producing most if not all of the protein for our family at our little farm for twenty years, and blogging about it on ZeroHedge for ten. Time does fly when you … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

It’s always a cause for concern when your chickens stop laying. In fact, noticing this can help you identify if your chickens are ill. That’s why we always keep track of the amount of eggs our chickens lay- this way … Continue reading

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Active Killer Response Options for Armed Citizens

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about active killer events. I’m convinced that it is getting incrementally more and more dangerous to intervene in such an attack. A study came out last week stating that 8% of Americans have a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Chicken Feed Guide

Welcome to The Ultimate Chicken Feed Guide. If you are new to chickens or looking to get back into the wonderful world of backyard chicken keeping, you’ve come to the right place. This guide covers everything you need to know … Continue reading

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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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