Buff Orpington Sustainable Backyard Chicken

If you are still considering different types of breeds for your backyard flock, the Buff Orphington might be one for you to look into.  For one homesteader in Tennessee, this is one of her top choices.  She has even isolated her hens so that she has pure Buff Orphinton chicks in the future. Reasons for […]

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Selecting the Right Backyard Chickens

In general hens usually start laying eggs at around 6 months.  Heavy weight breeds such as Plymouth Rocks can start laying eggs a bit later.  Light weight breeds such as Austrlorps may start sooner. Egg production usually slows down during the winter and usually after the 2 year mark egg productions slows down in general. […]

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Basic Elements of a Chicken Coop

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs…so versatile…so good for you!!   If you are interested in having hormone free eggs…then having chickens at home is the way to go.  There are many chick coop designs out there but they are kind of expensive depending on how big you need it to be and the material.  So I have […]

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Where can you homestead in Northwest Arkansas?

Below is a list of some of the areas of research. A great site to visit for specific are information would be backyardchickens.com Bell Vista apparently has a POA that does not let you have backyard chicken. The city of Rogers will let you have up to 4 chickens but no roosters.  Bentonville has the same criteris […]

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