Category Archives: Tips and tricks

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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How Long Do Eggs Last Before Going Bad?

Often when I’m handing over a dozen eggs to a new egg customer, they ask me how long my eggs can be stored before they ‘go bad’. This opens up a rabbit hole of other questions and bits of information … Continue reading

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Should I Have A Rooster? – Learn The Pros and Cons

For me, deciding whether or not to own a rooster to compliment my brood of hens is easy. I am definitely am for owning a rooster, but in certain situations. To be fair, for the open minded chicken farmer or … Continue reading

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How to shape your hat

I used to buy my hats at a western store just outside of Hughson, but I’ll be damned if I can remember the name of it now. They sold a little of everything there from clothing to boots to checkered … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mistakes People Make Raising Chickens

Being a new chicken owner is fun and exciting, and it is easy to become enamored with chickens and their adorable antics. Generally speaking, chickens are hearty little creatures that often take great care of themselves. But mistakes are made, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Your Chickens Quit 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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How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right the egg will still … Continue reading

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How To Identify, Treat, and Prevent Chicken Lice

It might seem strange to learn that even chickens can become infested with lice. They eat bugs, after all, but these external parasites are not the typical run-of-the-mill chicken treat-type bug. They spread fast and can cause severe problems for … Continue reading

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Top 5 Red Dot Sights for Your Guns – Rifles & Shotguns

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For many, red dot sights have fallen in popular use within the recreational shooting realm in favor of low-power variable optics. For defensive, military and law enforcement use, the venerable red dot sights are still seeing widespread use … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good-looks, and humorous farm antics, ducks are extremely hard to resist and quickly becoming a … Continue reading

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Chicken Vent Disorders And Pasty Butt Treatment

Most chicken owners will encounter medical issues among their flock at some point. There are many signs and symptoms to watch for when it comes to a chicken’s health and wellness. An important part of a chicken’s anatomy, that often … Continue reading

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Egg Candling

Egg candling is a neat, cheap, and easy way to discover what is happening inside the egg, but how do you do it? Here you will find the complete guide on what candling is and the when and how to … Continue reading

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Got baking soda?

Baking soda has become a staple in many households around the world. Not only can it be used for baking, but is also a great product to use to clean your home without resorting to using harsh chemicals. Baking soda … Continue reading

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Chicken Predators: Signs of Attack and Prevention

Just last week, mid day, I noticed my hens clucking far out from the coop, not just one hen, multiple. They would also idle by the chicken coop but not enter the run. A chicken predator during the day is … Continue reading

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How To Raise Baby Chicks

Cute, fuzzy, lovable and delicate – baby chicks, who doesn’t love them? Today we are going to run through the needs of these little creatures and give you some tips and tricks on how to raise baby chickens, making them … Continue reading

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