We have been raising our own meat birds for years. It was a natural progression from raising laying hens. We raise cornish crosses and raise about 25-50 birds a year. We also butcher our own birds. This allows us to to see these birds go from chick to table. When the recent pandemic started we … Continue reading Raising your own chicken dinners
When we first moved to our first and only home 23 years ago the first thing we did was plant a garden. We always loved to grow things and as time went by the garden expanded, but something was still missing. One day while visiting a friend, we realized what was missing. He had a … Continue reading Beginning Homesteading Its All About The Birds
Although it is still cold, spring has been in the air on the homestead. We have been starting seeds, making maple syrup, and our rooster has been active making baby chickens. We keep a small flock of chickens for egg production. Usually we have enough eggs to avoid buying any from the store. Last year … Continue reading From Rooster to Baby Chicks, New Life on the Homestead
If raising chickens for eggs is the gateway to homesteading, then raising them for meat is stepping through that gate with both rubber boots. Once you have raised your own meat, and see the difference from what you buy in the store, you will never go back. We finally decided to raise meat birds after … Continue reading Raising Meat Chickens, you will never go back to store-bought again!