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7 Essential Oils to Battle Bugs, Insects and Pests

7 Essential Oils to Battle Bugs, Insects and Pests

7 Essential Oils to Battle Bugs, Insects and Pests Bugs and insects might have a purpose in this world, but we typically don’t want them bothering us. Whether it is while we are relaxing on our patio or going for a walk, repelling bugs, insects and pests is necessary. Luckily, …

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Making an Automatic Chicken Waterer

Making an Automatic Chicken Waterer

Easy Steps To Making an Automatic Chicken Waterer Chickens don’t require a lot of complicated care steps, but they do need an abundance of water to lay the eggs we want. You will find yourself making the walk to your chicken coop several times throughout the day to ensure your chickens …

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3 Proven Ways to Remove a Tick

3 Proven Ways to Remove a Tick

3 Proven Ways to Remove a Tick Spring and summer bring the ticks out in full force. Everyone has a special trick for removing a tick, but many of the home remedies you read can make the situation worse. If you try to suffocate the tick with petroleum jelly or …

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4 Proven DIY Termite Treatments

4 Proven DIY Termite Treatments

Kill Termites Yourself with These 4 Proven DIY Treatments Termites destroy homes, and you don’t want your home to become their next victim. Professional treatment can be expensive, so you may want to try a few DIY termite treatments to see if you can solve the problem yourself. Termites are …

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10 Foods Your Chickens Should Never Eat

10 Foods Your Chickens Should Never Eat

10 Foods Your Chickens Should Never Eat Chickens can virtually eat anything, or so it seems. They’ll eat whatever you give them, and, despite rumors, chickens are not vegetarians. They’ll eat meat off of carcasses and bones without any qualms. Most people feed their chickens whatever they have laying around …

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6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying Most people who keep a backyard flock do so for the delicious, farm-fresh eggs. It’s always concerning when the hens suddenly stop laying. In addition to the inconvenience when there suddenly aren’t eggs for breakfast, there’s the anxiety that perhaps something is …

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Which Chicken Breed is Right for Your Homestead?

Which Chicken Breed is Right for Your Homestead?

Which Chicken Breed is Right for Your Homestead? What Chicken Breed is Right for Your Homestead? If you are just starting out on your homesteading adventure, chickens are a great way to begin with livestock. Whether you have a budding, city backyard or a bustling, rural acreage, getting a coop …

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The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them

The Best Animals for a Homestead

The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them As you start to grow your homestead, you’ll start to wonder about adding animals. Animals serve many purposes, but most importantly, they’re a source of food for our families. If you’re like most homesteaders, you don’t have a ton …

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Which Chicken Breeds Are The Best Egg Layers?

Which Chicken Breeds Are The Best Egg Layers

Which Chicken Breeds Are The Best Egg Layers?   Raising chickens is growing in popularity amongst homesteaders. Chickens are easy to raise, making them the perfect first livestock. You can have a small backyard or 30 acres far out in the country. The goal of raising chickens is the same for …

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11 Creative Ways to Reuse Your Eggshells

11 Creative  Ways to Reuse Your Eggshells Do you ever look at the pile of eggshells after breakfast and wonder if you can use eggshells for something? When you have the reuse it mentality, you start looking at everything and pondering other uses. Believe it or not, eggshells do have other uses, …

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A Simple Guide to Taking Care of Your Chickens This Winter

A Simple Guide to Taking Care of Your Chickens This Winter

A Simple Guide to Taking Care of Your Chickens This Winter Winter is upon us. Most of the United States is deep into winter, struggling with freezing temperatures and snow. Winter makes taking care of chickens a bit trickier. If this is your first winter with chickens, you might feel …

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Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter

Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter

Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter  Funny thing about chickens is that they seem always to be the “butt” of jokes. Everyone is always making “chicken jokes” – poor things. I live smack dab in the middle of the state of Nebraska – the prairie, and chickens are plentiful. …

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