Raising chickens?

Should I be raising chickens?
Lynna “A Preppers Path ” Audio player below!

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?” Read more “Raising chickens?”

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Hen Fruit (Eggs) to the Rescue!

Hen Fruit (Eggs) to the Rescue!
Host: Lynna… “A Preppers Path” Audio player provided!

Hen Fruit (The Egg) to the RescueDid you remember to eat your fruits and vegetables? Truly a positive behavior when it comes to our health. Most of us don’t get nearly enough whole foods including our fruits and vegetables which provide us nutritious and healthful benefits. While hen fruit isn’t actually a fruit or vegetable the benefits of hen fruit are incredible. Perhaps that’s why we hear the slogan the Incredible Edible Egg!

Because the hen’s egg is actually Incredible and Edible. Years ago during the cholesterol hoopla eggs were given a bad wrap and many stopped Read more “Hen Fruit (Eggs) to the Rescue!”

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Which Chicken is the Right Breed?

Which Chicken is the Right Breed?
Host: Lynna… “A Preppers Path” Audio player provided!

Which Chicken is the Right Breed?To Be or Not to Be-Chickens! Should I 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 Read more “Which Chicken is the Right Breed?”

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Raising Meat Chickens

Raising Meat Chickens
Host: Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Should you raise meat chickens on your homestead?

Raising Meat ChickensChickens are commonly called the “Gateway Animal”, and so it makes sense that Chickens are a great way to get started with raising your own meat. But raising meat birds is not the same as raising egg laying chickens. When the goal of raising your chickens is to put meat in the freezer, you need to consider the breeds, feed, and equipment that you will need to get your birds from the pasture to the plate. Read more “Raising Meat Chickens”

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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? Read more “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. Read more “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. Read more “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?” Read more “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. Read more “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. Read more “Chicken Keeping!”

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Raising Your Own Chickens (part 2)

Raising Your Own Chickens (part 2)
Host: Bobby Preparing to Provide!

Raising Your OwnDuring the last show of “Preparing to Provide“, we had a great discussion with Paul Wheaton and several callers. A lot was discussed, with quite a bit of focus on long term objectives. Things like rotating paddocks and free ranging would seem to be the end goal for a truly self-sufficient method of raising chickens. However, not everyone has the necessary space for these methods. And for a beginner, sometimes you have to crawl before you walk. A lot of questions remain. Things like… Where to buy chicks? Is it better to start with pullets? How many chickens can you have per coop? What feed is best at what stage? How to deal with extreme heat and cold? With that in mind, we’re going to go back and fill in a lot of the blanks. Read more “Raising Your Own Chickens (part 2)”

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Garden Tips and Heritage Chickens

Garden Tips and Heritage Chickens
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener

Garden Tips aboutIn this week’s episode, Mike talks with P. Allen Smith. Listen in as P. Allen Smith gives us some great tips if you grow veggies in a container as well as an in depth discussion on using manure in the garden as a source of nitrogen for your plants.

From there, P. Allen Smith teaches us what heritage poultry keeping is, the breeds being preserved and the great people that are working hard to keep those century old poultry breeds going. Read more “Garden Tips and Heritage Chickens”

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Chickens, raising your own!

Chickens, raising your own!
Host: MHPGardener “Best of Prepper Broadcasting

ChickensWith the cost of eggs and chicken in the stores, and the uncertainty of exactly where they came from or what they have been fed, I’d like to start raising my own chickens. But unlike gardening, I know very little about chickens. I know barbecue wings with ranch dressing make a great snack. And I know that I don’t like my yolks runny. Beyond that, I’m clueless. I have so many questions. What breed is best for egg layers? What breed is best for meat? What is the best method for raising them…free range or a coop? How well do the chicken tractors work? Are there any foods that a chicken shouldn’t eat? How do you take care of them in the winter? I could do some research online and maybe get some answers. But I’d prefer to hear from someone with first-hand experience. Read more “Chickens, raising your own!”

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