What is Marek’s Disease?

So what is Marek's disease?              Marek's disease is a viral disease of poultry, primarily chickens. It can come in several "forms" and symptoms can include,...

Our right to raise chickens may be the next to go!

For years, chickens have been used in Cape Coral, FL as an educational tool for children. In addition, their eggs have provided nutrients to...

How to cure Cocci (coccidiosis) in chickens

What is Coccidiosis?  Coccidia are a microscopic parasitic organism that infect poultry when ingested by the chicken. The parasites found in the ground or bird feces attaches itself...

Diatomaceous Earth and you.. Pro’s and Con’s for use on your homestead

First off let me say that we use DE all the time with our chickens and on our dogs. Diatomaceous earth is a naturally-formed sedimentary...

How to keep your chickens cool in the summer! Tips, Tricks and advice!

So lately its been hot as **** (take that word for what you will..) and its only going to get hotter! Now some of...

Only 2 days old! These buff orptingons chicks are like big brother, little sister!

Both of these guys are only 2 days old! Talk about big brother, little sister!  

Woke up to chirps!

Well, I woke up to chirps this morning and found about half the eggs had hatched. These are some go getters. I went with...

Adopted Mama’s..

Absolutely awesome pic that my wife Laura took of our 2 adoptive silkie mommas. These two are constantly going "broody" as they say, or...

New chicks on the way!

We are about 3 days away from hatching another 42 chicks here at BamaHomestead. We have a mix of silkies, black polish top hats,...
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Backyard Chickens 101

Whether you're raising chickens in your backyard or running a larger scale operation, GRIT Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Hank Will, explains the basics of what you...
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