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Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Wrapping a Chicken for Treatment

Sometime you need to deal with an injured chicken, and the best way to do that is to have her calm and wrapped in a towel with the injured part visible.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Processing a Chicken

When you decide to keep backyard chickens, you accept the fact that one possible way for them to end their lives is in your hands. Here is description of how to take your hen from living bird to dinner prep.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Keeping Backyard Chickens

If you love the idea of going outside in the morning and grabbing fresh eggs for breakfast, then backyard chickens just might be for you.  With the increase in popularity over the last few years, supplies are easier than ever to come by, and almost everyone knows someone with...

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Backyard Chicken Emergencies

If you raise chickens in your back yard, or small farm, you'll end up doing a lot of the treatment yourself. Here are a few things I've learned over the last few years.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Using Your Slow Cooker to Save Money

A slow cooker is not only convenient for a busy person, it can magically turn cheaper cuts of meat into fork-tender, delicious meals.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Treating Bumblefoot in Chickens

This potentially lethal condition that affects chickens' feet can be easily treated if caught early. Tips for prevention and detection are also provided.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Starting Your Backyard Chickens from Chicks

You can raise chicks to adulthood in your house or backyard.  It isn't hard, and this article should tell you everything you need to know to get started.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Things to Know about Choosing Farm Fresh Eggs

There are many benefits to choosing local farm fresh eggs.  Here are a few things that you may not expect if you are used to store eggs only.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Treating Systemic Candidiasis (Vent Gleet) in Chickens

There are a lot of home remedies out there, some probably better than others. I sort through a list and try to provide some supporting evidence for what seem to be the best choices.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Delicious Recipes Using Jams And Jellies

Using leftover jams and jellies is no problem when you start thinking past your morning toast. Here a re a few recipes to get started with.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
A Chicken Raising Turkeys

Using a broody hen to raise turkeys takes a very special chicken. Here's a story of a little silkie determined to take care of anything with feathers.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Why Does my Rooster Crow All Day Long?

A rooster can crow almost continuously, but he has some very good ideas for doing so. Try to see things from his perspective.

Home & Garden
by JStrout
6 years ago
Build a Live Trap

Sometimes there is no other way to deal with pests than to get rid of them.  You can build a live trap with very little money or skill.  Here's how we made ours with scraps from around the yard.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Giving chicks to a Broody Hen to Raise

The easiest way to raise chicks is to have another chicken do the work. Given your chicks to a broody hen usually works as long as you take it slowly and pay attention to what's going on.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
What The Heck is Pinterest?

With so many social media options, how do you choose which to use?  Here's my somewhat humerous interpretation of Pinterest.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Producing Good Writing

The glut of information available online, and the ease of inadvertently reproducing bad writing mean that more care must be taken when writing online submissions.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Eight Fun Facts About Chicken Eggs

We eat them all the time, but how much do you know about that little ball of deliciousness that comes wrapped in it’s own sturdy package?  You probably are aware that eggs are an excellent source of cheap protein, and you might know that they have not been shown to raise cholesterol, but what about the fun stuff?  Here are some interesting facts that you may, or may not know about the simple egg.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Super Scrimpy Ways to Save Money

I see those online articles and I fall for them every time – “Save $1500 this year!”  “12 Ways to Save Dollars!”  “Keep More Money in Your Pockets With These Simple Tips!”  and you know what?  They are all the same, and not one of them is...

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Steps to Take When Starting a Gluten Free Diet

Eating gluten free can be a challenge, but adopting a few habits at the start will make the process easier in the long run

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Budget Stretching Non-grain Foods to Add to Your Recipes

For the grain or dairy intolerant, eating cheaply is a little more tricky. These low cost vegetables can help lower your food budget and add some interest to your meals.

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