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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone here ever used eggs for fertilizer? I was making some homemade potting soil for my peppers and tomatoes, when I thought about putting an egg under the plant. I vaguely remember reading about this years ago. Or maybe it was a meme floating around facebook? Anyway, I got some eggs...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
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  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Last summer my wife and I purchased some day-old Welsummer chicks that were mailed to us. About 6 months after they hatched the hens started laying and boy did they produce a lot of eggs! Each hen produced 5-6 eggs a week and soon we were swimming in them! (One of the chicks ended up being a...
  4. Food and water
    I have to share, I learned something new yesterday. All my life I have been peeling hard boiled eggs and praying they look 1/2 way decent when they are done. I have used every method and "fool proof" technique out there without success. Last week I read an article that suggested using a...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Since I had the first thoughts of preparing, chickens have been at the back of my mind. Alas, our living situation and location made that dream impossible. Until this fall. The good Lord saw fit that we re-locate. I received our chicks 2 weeks after we moved into our new house. This was early...
  6. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Local grocery store limiting purchases of eggs to 3 dozen. I guess the egg shortage is here due to avian viruses killing millions of chickens reported on the forum. http://kxan.com/2015/06/04/h-e-b-limiting-number-of-eggs-you-can-buy-amid-shortage/ Is anyone else seeing this?
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Coming Egg Shortage Will Tax Family Budgets California passed a proposition on chicken egg laying production in the state. In order to meet the new standards, chicken farmers will have to either build more cages, reduce the number of hens — or both. That translates into higher costs for each...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    OK, this might be a dumb question, but someone asked me, and I didn't know the answer, so... If you live in the northern states where it gets below zero in the winter, what do you do with your chickens in the winter? Do you get them a heated henhouse, or do you butcher them before the snow...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I already have 8 chickens, but upon seeing the ducklings at the feed store today, I'm seriously considering a pair of ducks. My main questions are -Housing? I'm assuming all they need is a place to get out of the elements, lay eggs, and sleep. -Water, I have a small stock tank that is...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Can eggs be "canned"? I guess the most extreme end of the question would be whole egg straight from the shell, and the middle of the road would be scambled, and the lower end would be as a binder in meatloaf. I ask because the meatloaf i have been canning i really am starting not to like, but i...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are all kinds of articles out there talking about meat after SHTF. You want to know what is missing in a lot of those articles? Exact details. Awhile back we talked about how many chickens would be needed for SHTF. I would like to do this article in the same manner as the chicken...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This weekend was a fun weekend. My son and fiancé and I got our first hens. We got 6 barred rocks and a rooster from a family friend. He said in a few weeks they should be laying. My son was super excited to get them. He has already named all of them( they are all super heros). But this...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In this article we are going to be discussing how to design your chicken flock for a long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation. How many chickens would you need to produce enough eggs for you and your family? What about breeding, chicken coop and chicken yard size? Do you want focus on egg...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Over the past few weeks I have been posting on my blog about what my project for 2013 should be. Should it be rabbits, honey bees, both, or maybe even something else? The question from there needs to be, what project is going to provide my family with the greatest return on our investment...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the past 2 days I have given away 2 dozen eggs. Some people might be saying “so what”? To give food away means that my wife and I have an excess food supply. Think about that for a minute. My wife and I bought our first chicks February 25, 2012. In all we ended up with 13 chickens...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As far as I can tell I'm the first one that has tried this. I store everything in quart mason jars with a food saver vacuum sealer and oxygen absorbers. So I figured why not try it with raw eggs? I have 20 chickens that should start laying this fall, that's around a dozen eggs a day, at least...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For you chicken farmers out there that have experience in this matter, what you do feel is the best egg laying chicken? Types of chickens I have: Barred rock Rhode island red Australorp Black jersey giants Wyandotte After doing some reading, it seems that some people say the Rhode Island Red...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I finally got around to getting some dried eggs from auguson farms. I bought a few tins of it and was excited to try it out, but so far can not find a way to make the product palatable in the least. My dog doesn't even like it :(. I tried mixing in milk and whipping it, cheese...
  19. Food and water
    Among the best articles on the topic http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/1977-11-01/Fresh-Eggs.aspx It's copyrighted so I can't extract it here, but well worth your going there.
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It is Nov 26, and all my hens are still laying daily. Some of the flocks owned by friends aren't doing so well, and some won't lay at all. So here is my breakdown of what we have done for success... The coop is oversized for the number of chickens They have a big free yard, range area for bugs...
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