21 Best Chicken Coop Upgrades

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If you just started raising chickens this past year, you probably started out small. But now you’re a veteran, and your chickens could use a few new upgrades to their coop.

Find the very best upgrades at Homestead & Survival!

21 Best Chicken Coop Upgrades

How To Build A Self Resetting Mouse Trap

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No matter how diligent you are, at some point you will probably find a mouse in your home or garden. It’s a great idea to keep mouse traps at the ready so you can stop an invasion before it gets off the ground.

Learn how to build your own self resetting mouse trap at Frugal Living Freedom!

Build Mouse Traps to Protect your Garden

22 Chicken Approved Inexpensive Nesting Boxes

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Got chickens? To get the best eggs, you will need to provide your hens with proper nesting boxes.

Check out Homestead & Survival’s list of awesome nesting boxes that are chicken approved!

22 Chicken Approved Inexpensive Nesting Boxes

17 DIY Root Cellars For The Homestead

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Root cellars are a great way to store your root vegetables like carrots and potatoes, but building one that’s the right size can be a challenge.

Learn how to find and build the right root cellar for your family at Homestead & Survival!

17 DIY Root Cellars For The Homestead

10 Things About Raising Chickens You Won’t Learn In Books

10 Things About Raising Chickens You Won't Read In Books

If you’re considering raising chickens, you’ll want to do your homework. And that means reading an awful lot of books.

However, there are a few things you won’t learn from a book, but you can learn those from more experienced homesteaders! Learn more at Homestead & Survival!

10 Things About Raising Chickens You Won’t Read In Books

30 Brilliant Ways To Use Five Gallon Buckets On The Homestead

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Five gallon buckets are a really versatile material for DIYs. You can turn them into planters, stools, an AC unit, or even a portable restroom!

Check out more than two dozen amazing ways to use five gallon buckets at Homestead and Survival!

30 Brilliant Ways To Use Five Gallon Buckets On The Homestead

How to Get More Eggs from Your Hens

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If you are raising chickens for the purpose of laying eggs, then obviously you want to get the most eggs out of your chickens. At the most, a hen will lay one egg everyday but depending on several different factors (age, genetics, nutrition, stress, and daylight hours) that can easily change. It is important to maintain these factors as best you can to get the most eggs from your hens.

Check out all the facts at The Self Sufficient Home Acre…

How to Get More Eggs from Your Hens

12 Ways to Reduce Your Chicken Feed Bill

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The cost for feeding and maintaining chickens continues to rise, and if you are in a colder climate you understand this better than most. Having to feed chickens in the winter time can be expensive compared to what you might be used to and with winter just around the corner any way to cut that cost can be helpful.

This detailed list from The Self Sufficient Home Acre has twelve ways that you might be able to reduce that expense as the weather starts to cool off! Try that ones that you think will work best for you.

12 Ways to Reduce Your Chicken Feed Bill

How To Raise Mealworms For Chicken Feed – The Best Treat You Can Give Your Chickens

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If you have chickens, one of the best treats that you can give them are mealworms. Chickens love them! They are also really easy to raise, inexpensive, and virtually maintenance-free!

The tips and directions outlined in this post are wonderfully detailed and will tell you everything you need to know about raising and maintaining mealworms to feed your chickens. The set up is simple and easy and you’re chickens will think they are the greatest treat in the world.

Check out how to achieve this over at Backyard Chickens…

How To Raise Mealworms

Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm and Alive in the Winter

Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm and Alive in the Winter

Chickens really don’t like the cold, and that’s pretty understandable. We don’t either. Keeping them warm, safe, and alive during the long winter can be challenging for new homesteaders.

Learn the best ways to keep your precious chickens warm and alive at American Preppers Networkby clicking the link below…

Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm & Alive in the Winter