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Bird Flu Sweeping US, should you worry?

Bird Flu Sweeping US, should you worry?
Lynna “A Preppers Path

 bird-fluAll major news outlets in the past few days have related stories of the bird flu and it’s ravages on poultry producers throughout the Mid-West reporting some 40 million birds have died or put down due to contamination. It’s not just chickens, the turkey population is also now affected. Should you be worried? Is there a reason to be concerned for your health? Where is the virus now, can it be stopped or contained? Continue reading Bird Flu Sweeping US, should you worry?

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Goat Farming & Farm Living!

Goat Farming & Farm Living with Heidi Gonzales From Tres Rios Farm
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Farm heidibioKaren Lynn is so excited to interview her good blogging friend Heidi Gonzales from Tres Rios Farm……Heidi is someone many of you can relate to and be inspired by she is a 40+ housewife, mother, grandma, goat, chicken, and cow wrangler, gardener, quilter, blogger and all around busy bee. She was born in the city, grew up in the burbs, and she has longed to live rural for much of my life. As retirement grew close her and her husband began looking for a homestead to call our own. We found it, and I have been LIVING my farm girl dreams ever since. Continue reading Goat Farming & Farm Living!

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Chicken breeds, which is right?

Chicken breeds, which is right?
Host: Lynna “A Preppers Path

Chicken breedsTo Be or Not to Be-Chickens! Last we talked about whether you really should raise chickens or not, though they are relative easy to keep compared with other types of farm animals raising them isn’t a total walk in the park. Now that we’ve looked not only at the pro’s to the endeavor but also the con’s it’s time to climb another rung on ladder. Next step what sort of chicken do I want to raise, layers or perhaps just meat birds, some actually raise just one or the other and then again others raise both for a fresh supply of eggs and tender, juicy, hormone free delicious home grown chicken meat. Continue reading Chicken breeds, which is right?

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Should I be raising chickens?

Should I be raising chickens?
Host: Lynna “A Preppers Path”

raising chickensChickens, the egg before the hen or the hen before the egg? An age ole question and at this stage of the game does it matter? Chickens lay eggs and eggs turn into chickens, both are good tasting and nutritious and are the key to the show “Chickens to be or not to be” on the Other Side of a Preppers Path. In a short series of shows we will travel down the path of raising chickens. Our first installment is aptly titled “ To be or not to be, should I be raising chickens?” Continue reading Should I be raising chickens?

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Keeping Your Chickens Happy in Winter!

Keeping Your Chickens Happy in Winter!
Written and Lived by Stephanie Dayle

Chickens snow-300x224Do you ever wonder if your chickens are cold in the middle of the winter?

I know I do!  Here are some safe tips for keeping chickens in the winter that will help you and your chickens enjoy, or at least tolerate the season.

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If you have batch of chicks in a brooder when a cold snap hits – check on them frequently and if you see them all huddled together and peeping loudly, they are too cold. Continue reading Keeping Your Chickens Happy in Winter!

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Chicken Keeping!

Chicken Keeping!
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener Show”

Chickens Mike The Gardener fe_adIn this week’s episode, Mike talks with chicken expert and author of the book Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy Healthy Chickens Naturally, Lisa Steele, about how you can use the herbs you grow in your home garden to raise healthy and happy chickens

Lisa will explain how you can get started with raising your own chickens, how to get chickens, the coop you should be using, and how to incorporate your herbs in the feed, bedding and so much more. Continue reading Chicken Keeping!

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