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Raising Chickens

Raising Chickens

Raising Chickens     In an effort to become as self-sufficient a family as possible, one of the first decisions we made was to raise chickens for meat and eggs.  In Alabama, one of the main producers of eggs and poultry in our country, we have had the opportunity to see the way chickens are raised in commercial poultry houses.    It is a sad sight to see chickens that are so pumped with hormones and steroids that they … Read entire article »

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The Chicken Coop

Olivia collecting eggs via the hatch! The New Chicken Coop Finally open for business 🙂     This is the new chicken coop – the first part of the new barn to be completed. I cannot tell you how happy we were after almost three months of having our chickens in temporary housing to finally put them in their new home.  Out to the left is their outside area which is surrounded by poultry wire to give them a safe place to scratch and peck in the outside.  The new barn is being constructed inside the perimeters of the pasture so once the fencing is done and the gates are up, the chickens will be able to free range in the pasture.  Paul’s Invention – A Hatch to get to the nests Using this we do … Read entire article »

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