25 Chickens – 25 Cents a day (and they make TONS of compost!)

http://www.edibleacres.org – Our permaculture nursery https://www.paypal.me/edibleacres – A simple and direct way to ‘tip’ to help support the time and energy we put into making our videos. Thanks so much! We’re raising our chickens in a model inspired by Vermont Composting Company and adapted to our situation. By bartering for whole organic grains from wonderful … Read more

Protecting Your Backyard Chickens from Predators — MOTHER EARTH NEWS

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/backyard-chickens-zm0z11zgri.aspx Raising chickens is rewarding and valuable for any homesteader, but protecting chickens from predators can be a tough job. In this video, brought to you by Happy Hen Treats, GRIT magazine editor-in-chief Hank Will provides tips to build and design a secure chicken coop to keep your flock safe. More on Free-Range Chickens at … Read more

Backyard Chickens 101 — MOTHER EARTH NEWS

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/raising-chicks-brooder-temperature-zebz1305zstp.aspx Whether you’re raising chickens in your backyard or running a larger scale operation, GRIT Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Hank Will, explains the basics of what you should know to succesfully raise backyard chickens from brooder to coop. Backyard chickens not only provide your family with fresh meat and eggs, but they can help reduce the number … Read more