Liz describes the ups & downs of having a rooster(s) in your flock of backyard chickens. Unfortunately, they are not always welcome, so Liz shares her experience w/ small-scale chicken processing and her family-favorite recipe: Rooster Nuggets!
In a 3-part series, Liz describes her journey w/ owning backyard laying hens w/ various indepth tips, tricks & tutorials. In this 1st piece, Liz shares her first steps to owning hens: zoning laws, basic coop info, and where to buy your flock.
In this 2nd post in Jillian's series on hatching her own chicks she discusses all the ins & outs of the actual hatching process from monitoring, to survival rate percentages and whether or not to help a chick out of their shell.
Jillian shares a basic overview of incubating & candling for hatching chicks! In this post she covers: storing & preparing for incubator, renting & setting up your incubator, keeping records, how to make a candling device & how to candle your eggs!