The Hearty Homestead

 

Organic Options for Chicken Keepers

As you and your family spend time with your new baby chicks, you will find yourself amazed at how quickly they grow, feather out, and develop their own unique personalities. We love to keep chickens for many reasons. These include keeping them as fun pets, for delicious eggs, on-going entertainment, organic pest control and to provide manure for our compost pile. However, I feel one of the most important reasons I keep chickens is that I want to know where my food comes from and that it's safe for me and my family.  The chickens have become part of our family and we have become part of theirs. Caring for our flock on a daily basis helps to keep them healthy and thriving. In my opinion, one of the best things you can do for your families, whether human or feathered, is to start them off with excellent nutrition.

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Starting Your Flock Off Right

Spring is here and as the days slowly grow longer it seems that many of us are dreaming of spring chicks. It's that time of year when we page through breeder catalogs, search the internet for our must have breeds, and begin to hear the peeping of baby chicks at our local feed stores. Soon enough you and your family will welcome chicks into your backyards and into your lives.

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