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Chicken Archives - The Barefoot Acres
Fecal Float Tests

Fecal Float Tests

The glamorous life of homesteading…following your goats around and collecting poop, then taking said poop and smashing it around and filling with a solution so you can look at it under a microscope. That should make everyone want to homestead right? If you have...
Meat Chickens – Our Costs

Meat Chickens – Our Costs

Chicken comes from the store, all neatly wrapped in plastic, just waiting for you to come by and put it in your cart…right? That is what a lot of people think, or at least want to think. Part of our goal in moving to our homestead was to raise our own healthy...
Hand Mixed Fermented Chicken Feed: Our Process

Hand Mixed Fermented Chicken Feed: Our Process

Why bother to make your own feed? Many times you hear the question, “Which feed is best for chickens?”. Most of the time the answer is pre-made, perfectly formulated, and mass produced feed that you find in your local feed stores (organic or non-organic)....
Raising Chicks: Our experience

Raising Chicks: Our experience

One day in November 2016, we got a box of happiness at our post office…16 fluffy day old baby chicks! Our first venture at raising livestock. The books/websites had been read, our homemade brooder box was ready, and we had a bunch of excited children! ¬†Chicks...
Building Our Chicken Run

Building Our Chicken Run

We started raising chickens late last year as our first foray into keeping any kind of livestock. They say chickens are a gateway animal and we can attest to the accuracy of this statement. We started off a small flock and, wouldn’t you know it, chicken math...
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