When should I clean my incubator?

When should I clean my incubator? You need to clean your incubator after each use. Some people like to clean new incubators just in case. That’s not necessary most of the time – unless the user guide says otherwise. Make sure you do a thorough clean before you start using your incubator again, no matter … Read more

DIY incubator for chicken eggs

The environmental benefits of organic chicken farming and the financial rewards and enjoyment that come with it make it a remarkable life and career choice. The question is, though, can all chicken breeds be organic? Some species of animals are more suited to organic farming since they have been selected for the unique features that they bring to the table in the field of agriculture. 

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How chickens lay eggs without a rooster – Do they need him?

A big beautiful rooster

A rooster is not required for your chickens to lay eggs. Your hens will lay as much as eggs with or without a rooster around. However, a rooster is required to fertilize the eggs, and get chicks. If you are not looking for baby chickens and want to keep the chickens for eggs only, you have to keep the hens well fed.

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Can You Shoot a Chicken in the Head?

A chicken shooter with a rifle over his shoulder. Photo by Harrison Haines from Pexels

Raising chickens for home consumption is a must for every homeowner that decided to stay off-grid. However, things can get quite tricky when it comes to slaughtering them for meat. Hence, most people would usually choose to use a pellet gun to kill them quickly without having to deal with the blood of the chickens.

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