Category Archives: Chickens

Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!

Homestead eggs
In my mind, the #1 benefit of having poultry on our homestead is fresh eggs. They are a wonderful food; small, self-contained, nutritional treasures. An average chicken egg is 50g, containing 6g of protein, and about 78 calories. In a 2000 calorie/day diet this represents 12% of the daily recommende [...]

So, you want to raise chickens…

So, you want to raise chickens...
You’ve decided that you want to keep chickens. There are a few things you need to do before you bring the little darlings home. Most of this information can be found in a wonderful online forum called BackyardChickens.com. The information below is a summary of more detailed information BYC has. [...]