Identifying Common Chicken Predators & What Killed Your Chicken: ‘What The Cluck?!’ Session 13 [Podcast]
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Identifying Common Chicken Predators & What Killed Your Chicken: ‘What The Cluck?!’ Session 13 [Podcast]

Chicken predators, opossums in particular, are the bane of my existence on the homestead. In this episode of What The Cluck?! we discuss 5 common chicken predators. Far and away, the most common predator we deal with on the homestead are opossums.  When it comes to chicken predators, you always have to be on alert, because they…

Why Honey’s Antibacterial Properties Should Always Be In Your Chickens’ Emergency Kit
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Why Honey’s Antibacterial Properties Should Always Be In Your Chickens’ Emergency Kit

Humans have known about honey’s antibacterial properties for centuries, and it’s something I turn to on the homestead to treat wounds on our chickens. For generations, our ancestors relied on honey’s antibacterial properties to treat their chickens as well as themselves, and our medical communities are rediscovering the power of honey as antibiotic resistant bacteria becomes…

Chickens & Your Garden: 7 Ways To Use Chickens In Your Permaculture Garden ‘What The Cluck?!’ Session 12 [Podcast]
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Chickens & Your Garden: 7 Ways To Use Chickens In Your Permaculture Garden ‘What The Cluck?!’ Session 12 [Podcast]

We use chickens in our garden every season to lower our workload and enhance our soil. Particularly, if you’re interested in permaculture, then this episode of What The Cluck?! is for you. One of the easiest ways to get a third use out of your chickens is to use them in your garden.  You’ll save time,…

Raising Quail Is For Every Homestead [Video Tutorial]
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Raising Quail Is For Every Homestead [Video Tutorial]

Raising quail is a great way for even urban homesteaders to have fresh, sustainable eggs. Many cities and towns have banned chickens, but don’t specifically outlaw quail, creating an opportunity for you to start raising quail for their eggs. Although their eggs are smaller than chicken eggs, they’re just as tasty, and can still be used in cooking….

Top 7 Heritage Chicken Breeds Our Grandparents Kept
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Top 7 Heritage Chicken Breeds Our Grandparents Kept

Did you know humans have raised poultry for meat and eggs for almost 10,000 years? Heritage breeds play an important part in our history and can continue in our future if we preserve them. Whether you keep them for practical reasons or just for fun, they are worth looking into. While I’m a big fan…

4 Rare Breeds Of Chickens For Your Homestead: What The Cluck?! Episode 11 [Podcast]
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4 Rare Breeds Of Chickens For Your Homestead: What The Cluck?! Episode 11 [Podcast]

On our homestead, we raise several rare breeds of chickens. In part, this is because we enjoy their beauty, and also because the breeds have advantages over more popular breeds of chickens. In this episode of What The Cluck?! we examine 4 rare breeds of chickens, and their advantages. We also look at the history of the…