Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on Logs

Shiitake Mushrooms On Logs

With just a few hours of work and a small investment, you can skip the grocery store mushrooms for up to six years by cultivating your own nutritious, delicious shiitakes at home.

How to Can Apples at Home

Canned Apple Recipe

Canning Apples at home in 8 Simple Steps Nothing beats a fresh apple picked at the peak of the season. But there is a narrow window of time to enjoy them. When the farmer’s market closes, you can still eat the fruit from the grocery store, but the quality will be lower and the environmental … Read more

54 DIY Chicken Coop Plans

DIY Chicken Coop Plans

54 Free DIY Chicken Coop Plans & Ideas That Are Easy to Build Backyard chickens need a proper coop to stay happy, comfortable, and healthy. If you’re planning to upgrade, renovate, or build but don’t know where to start, you’ll find the most comprehensive chicken coop ideas right here. We’ve researched and compiled a list … Read more

Polish Chicken Breed Guide

Polish Chicken Breed Guide

Complete Guide To The Polish Chicken Breed Have you ever entertained the idea of adding a living ornament to your home? You probably haven’t… I mean, who does that? However, the Polish chicken is one of the few creatures on this planet that appears to be exactly that. This ornamental bird is a treasured breed that … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Chocolate?

Chickens Eating

Can Chickens Eat Chocolate? Here’s a question for all of the chicken owners of the world: can chickens eat chocolate? It’s a serious inquiry! After all, if it’s potentially poisonous, illness-inducing, and even lethal for other pets, is it going to hurt your chickens? Here’s what I discovered after researching the question. Can Chickens Have Chocolate? … Read more

Plymouth Rock Chicken Breed guide

Plymouth Rock Chicken

Your Ultimate Guide To The Plymouth Rock Chicken Breed + More! One of the biggest challenges of raising chickens is understanding what exactly each breed brings to the table. If you’ve been considering snapping up a Plymouth Rock chicken, you’re going to need our authoritative guide to walk you through just how these birds will impact … Read more

Phoenix Chicken Breed Guide

Phoenix Chicken

Your Ultimate Free Guide To The Incredible Phoenix Chicken Breed Not all chickens are lookers. Some, however, are beautiful… and, as is so often the case in life, the good-looking ones just aren’t as productive in the day-to-day grind. Case in point: the Phoenix chicken. These gorgeous birds ride the line between farm animals and household … Read more

Bantam Chickens: Breeds, Facts, Eggs and where To Buy

Bantam Chicken Guide

The Complete Guide To Bantam Chicken Breeds: Is a Bantam Chicken Right for You? It makes sense to raise bantams than full-sized chickens if your backyard size is limited. However, not all bantams are cut out as backyard chickens. Before you buy a bantam chicken as a pet or an egg-layers, here’s everything that you need … Read more

Speckled Sussex Chicken Breed guide

chicken

The Complete Guide To The Speckled Sussex Chicken – Is This The Right Breed For You? Don’t move on without taking a look at this first-rate breed. The Speckled Sussex has been around for quite some time, and not because of a stroke of luck. These British birds have set the bar high and we’ll … Read more

Chicken Predators and Pests – How to protect your flock!

Chicken and Cat

Top 17 Chicken Predators & What To Know There’s nothing worse than waking up to a chicken coop viciously attacked by chicken predators. Before that ever happens to your flock, understanding the 17 common chicken predators can help you identify them, have a better understanding of how these predators attack, and what you can do … Read more

6 (Quick, Easy, & Cheap) Homemade Febreze Recipes

Fabreze Spray

Homemade Febreze: 6 Easy Recipes to Help Save the Planet and Your Wallet! Have you checked the price of Febreze lately? It’s expensive! That’s where our handy-dandy list of homemade Febreze recipes comes into play. We will be looking at baking soda, fabric softeners, essentials oils, and one unexpected product in your cupboard or shopping list! … Read more

How Do Chickens Mate? Do You Need A Rooster?

Chicken Mating

How Do Chickens Mate? Do You Need A Rooster? The mating process of chickens is different from that of other animals. They even have a mating ritual to win the hearts of the girls. So, how do chickens mate? Let’s break down everything you need to know. The Birds And The Bees Of Farm Fowl … Read more

How Much Light Do Chickens Need To Keep Laying?

Chicken Laying Eggs

How Much Light Do Chickens Need To Keep Laying? Why do hens need light to yield eggs? How much light do chickens need to keep laying? Should I leave the light on 24/7? Do artificial lights have any negative effects on chickens? Light is intrinsically linked to egg production in chickens. In fact, no light … Read more

How High Can A Chicken Fly?

Chicken Flying

How High Can A Chicken Fly? All your questions answered Keeping your flock safely tucked in their run space is a basic element of raising chickens. But…how high can a chicken fly? How far can chickens fly? Wait a moment… can chickens fly at all? Ensure your chickens can’t plan their escape by air and read … Read more

How Big Should a Chicken Nesting Box Be?

chicken nesting box

How Big Should a Chicken Nesting Box Be? How big should a chicken nesting box be? How high should a chicken nesting box be? And how many hens per nesting box should there be? If you’re new to chicken keeping, you may not realize how important a nesting box is…until you start finding eggs in … Read more

Silkie Chicken Breed Guide

Silkie Chickens

The Silkie Chicken – Everything You Need To Know Some call them funny; a few bizarre, while others say they are the indisputable weirdos of the chicken world. Whatever your opinion is at first sight, after reading our ultimate guide on the Silkie chicken, these fluffy oddities of the chicken realm will no doubt steal … Read more

How to Store Onions And Keep Them Fresh

Onions

How To Store Onions: The Best Way & FAQ Don’t let onions (and your money) go to waste. These 4 EASY steps are the best way to store onion for longer storage life. But don’t store onions next to one food item, or else they will spoil faster! Now let’s learn how to store onions … Read more

How to Store Fresh Basil, and Preserve it for years

Fresh Basil

4 Ways How to store fresh basil Did you just buy some basil? Or did you harvest basil from your garden? There are three easy ways you can keep your basil fresh. One of which is super effective that you can have fresh basil leaves and retain the basil flavor for a whopping 6 months! … Read more

How to Grow Mint Indoors – in a pot or container

Mint Plant

How To Grow Mint Indoors – The Easy And Simple Way Want to try your hand at gardening, but don’t have any outdoor space? Perhaps you’d love to grow your own herbs, but think this is impossible in an urban living environment? Never fear! Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors. So … Read more

Growing Beets in Containers

Growing Beets In Containers – The Simple And Easy Way Even if you have limited gardening knowledge and small garden space, beets are easy to grow that you’ll have an abundant supply of this nutritious and fast-growing root crop within 7 to 8 weeks. Here’s how you can easily grow beets in containers: What You’ll … Read more

How To Grow Tomatoes in Containers

Wondering How To Grow Tomatoes In Containers? It only takes less than two months for tomatoes bare fruit – yup, tomatoes are fruits and not vegetables. But you may be killing your tomatoes without even knowing it! Learn what’s the right way of growing tomatoes in containers in six easy steps. What You’ll Need  Tomato … Read more

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics (and how to choose)

Aquaponics

Aquaponics Vs Hydroponics – What’s The Difference? Ah, the great alternative gardening debate of hydroponics vs. aquaponics. We’ll settle things once and for all so you can finally choose if you just want to grow veggies, fish, or even some crayfish. Here’s everything you need to know about these water-based systems. the Difference Between Hydroponics … Read more

Growing Broccoli in Containers

Growing Broccoli In Containers – The Simple And Easy Way Growing broccoli in containers will take a while before they are ready to harvest, but you’ll get at least 4 heads in a season. Worth it! So what are you waiting for? Grab your gardening kit, extra-large containers, more fertilizer, and let’s explore container gardening. … Read more

How to Grow Cilantro Indoors

How To Grow Cilantro Indoors – Top Tips Direct From Growers! Fast-growing and easy to care for, Coriandrum sativum or most commonly known as cilantro is the best herb to grow if you’re an aspiring green thumb without a backyard or garden. So without further ado, here’s how you can grow cilantro right inside your … Read more

How to Grow Garlic in Pots (or containers)

Garlic Plant

How To Grow Garlic In Pots Whether for cooking or as a home remedy, garlic offers a myriad of uses around the home. However, is it easy to grow on your own? Can and should you grow garlic at home in pots of containers? As is the case with all plants (except zucchini, that stuff grows … Read more

How to Grow a Lemon Tree Indoors

Lemon Tree

How To Grow A Lemon Tree Indoors Do you wish you could pluck a tasty citrus fruit right from a tree in your own home, instead of driving to the store for out-of-season lemons? Growing your own indoor lemon tree is easier than you might think, but there are still several steps to follow to … Read more

Create a Homemade Incubator in 6 simple steps

Chicken Incubator

How to Build a DIY Homemade Chicken Incubator Looking for a safe place to put those fertilized chicken eggs where you’ll know they’ll hatch? You could choose the pricier option and purchase an incubator at a store, or you could embrace your inner handiness by making a homemade chicken incubator. If the latter sounds like the better … Read more

Chicken Diseases 101: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

Sick Chicken

Sick Chicken? Here Are the 15 Most Common Chicken Diseases (Plus, Prevention & Cure) Are you dealing with fatal poultry diseases or a simple mite infection? We’ve gathered information on some of the most common chicken diseases so you can help diagnose your backyard chickens and figure out what you can do to keep those … Read more

How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens?

Chickens In Snow

what temperature is too cold for chickens? How cold is too cold? Trying to raise a few background chickens in your colder than average backyard? You probably constantly wonder: how cold is too cold for chickens? At what temperatures can they survive? If your winters are brutal you may be concerned that your beloved chickens … Read more

Why Do Chickens Eat Their Eggs? 4 MOST Common Reasons

Chicken

Are Your Chickens Eating Their Own Eggs? Here’s What You Need to Do… The simple answer: You’re doing something that pushes them over the edge to become egg-eaters. Before it gets worst, let’s find out the real reasons why your hens are eating their eggs. The answers can vary – but you’ll soon have this … Read more

How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

Chicken Laying Eggs

How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs? ​If you are about to start or are just considering starting your own home chicken-raising operation, one of the questions that may pop into your mind is “how long do chickens lay eggs?”. I mean, do these wacky little birds lay eggs throughout their entire lives? How long do … Read more