Does your chicken have Fly Strike? Read how to cure it.

So what is flystrike? The scientific name for flystrike is Myiasis.  It is also is sometimes called fly blown.  Myiasis can strike animals and humans...

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...

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...

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!  

Homemade Fly Spray recipe.. Get rid of them quickly!

  This recipe uses vinegar and essential oils to deter flies in your coop. What you will need: 1 Spray Bottle (Mine is 12 ounces) 2/3...

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...

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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