How To Keep Your Chickens Safe On Halloween
Chickens | Coops | Urban Homesteading

How To Keep Your Chickens Safe On Halloween

So I’m a huge fan of Halloween! I think it’s so fun for kids and I love the costumes, the pumpkins, and all of the fall decorations. However, especially if you’re raising chickens in an urban or suburban area, Halloween can be a pretty stressful and scary time for your chickens. So today we’re going…

How To Keep A Dog House Warm In Winter
Homestead Hacks | Sustainable Living

How To Keep A Dog House Warm In Winter

Got a pup that keeps your flock safe, and wondering how to keep a dog house warm in winter?   I know many of you out there use livestock guardian dogs to protect your chickens. Which means you’ll probably need your dog to stay outdoors, lest a predator takes down your entire flock in one…

13 Heartwarming Stories Of Animals Rescued During Hurricane Harvey
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13 Heartwarming Stories Of Animals Rescued During Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey didn’t just impact millions of people – it was also devastating to pets and livestock who lost their families.   Rescuers have spent hundreds of man hours rescuing pets from the rising waters, braving the floods that could have killed them to bring dogs, cats, horses and more to safety.   Shockingly, in…

Bugs Bugging Your Pets? Here’s 3 All Natural Essential Oils You Can Use To Keep Bugs At Bay!
Chickens | Homestead Hacks | Sustainable Living

Bugs Bugging Your Pets? Here’s 3 All Natural Essential Oils You Can Use To Keep Bugs At Bay!

Today, I’m going to show you how you can use essential oils to prevent and deter insects that can bother your pets.   With some notable exceptions (which we’ll talk about below), essential oils are safe to use on and around your pets when diluted with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil (on large…

Keep Chickens Safe From Predators Using 10 Expert Tips [Podcast]
Chickens | Podcast

Keep Chickens Safe From Predators Using 10 Expert Tips [Podcast]

If you’re not sure of the best ways to keep chickens safe from predators, there’s only a few simple rules you should be concerned about.   We don’t have too many predators in our area, but I still follow these rules as much as possible. While they won’t cost you very much, they’re still critical…