Category Archives: Tips and tricks

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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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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Improvising

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And now you know…

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