Tag: Poultry

Poultry

From chickens to ducks to turkeys and more, poultry add variety to the homestead and perform a myriad of important duties.  Click on any article tagged “Poultry” to get tips, advice and even reports of our goofs here at Homestead Lady.

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How to Hatch Chicks in an Incubator

Curious to know how the process of hatching chicks in an incubator works before you fork over the money to purchase one? Wondering if it’s worth your time to raise your own chicks? Let us answer a few of those questions! Also a consideration of controlling flock genetics and overall health when you learn to hatch your own chicks in an incubator.  Hatch Your Own Chicks l Control the genetics and health of your flock with an incubator l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “How to Hatch Chicks in an Incubator”

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Why Keep Silkie Chickens?

I don’t think of myself as an overly sentimental person; I’m not prone to crying too often at sappy movies and I’m not exactly the most sensitive person on the planet.  I usually wont even put a plant in my garden unless is serves some, typically pragmatic, purpose.  So, why keep Silkie chickens, I asked myself.  They’re so tiny, what more can they do besides eat a few bugs?Why Keep Silkie Chickens l Half sized layers make great mothers l Start your own sustainable flock l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Why Keep Silkie Chickens?”