Advantages of Chicken Farming

Advantages of Chicken Farming

Chicken farming is a very lucrative practice for both commercial and personal purposes. Technically, people who raise their own chickens enjoy a wide range of benefits.

Ever since men have developed the capacity to think, we have always thought of ways to further improve things or to emulate what others are doing. That’s why we see products naturally improving over time or are being copied from one country to the other.

On a smaller scale, food production also entails the same thing. People began to wonder how easier and cheaper it would be if they could grow their own food. Thus, came the advent of homesteading, defined as emulating a self-sufficient lifestyle.

Among the top homesteading practices is chicken farming. I’ll soon explain why.

Promotes Humane Chicken Treatment

If you’re like me, you probably buy your eggs or chickens at the grocery. It’s quicker, available in bulk, and less tedious than going into the process yourself.

What I found, however, is that the industrial farms that house these chickens are not at all very humane. In fact, the chickens’ quarters are said to be very tight that chickens can’t even socialize, walk around or even stretch their wings.

So here’s the catch. Chickens subjected to such treatment are said to suffer from psychological effects that sometimes affect the eggs they lay and the quality of meat they produce. That’s why I’ve decided to totally shy away from industrially raised chicken meat and eggs.

Fresh and Nutritious Eggs

On a similar note, eggs produced by chickens raised in friendly environments are shown to have as much as double or triple the omega-3 fatty acid content as well as a third of the cholesterol. Best of all, you know exactly what your chickens are exposed to and fed, which gives you the assurance that no chemical substances or feeds were used in any way.

Going back to the topic on commercially produced eggs, there is another thing bothering me about buying eggs at the store. The freshness is definitely not there anymore. After all, the eggs have been …

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Ten Tips to Select Your Tools For Homesteading

Ten Tips to Select Your Tools For Homesteading

When you are on a tight budget, it’s very tempting to buy the most cost effective tools you can find. As an example, if you need handsaw, you may be inclined to pick one up in a dollar store and then hope that it’ll get you through a few projects.

While these, and other tools could get you through a small project, they can also be very dangerous and of little or no use in a crisis situation.

The tools you have on hand can need to last for decades or perhaps be passed along for generations before suitable replacements can be made and distributed at an affordable worth. That’s why, when choosing tools for your homestead, or different bug in needs, you should keep the following ten points in mind.

  1. How Versatile Is the Tool?

If you live in an apartment or a small home, then you’re always going to be worried regarding what proportion room to allocate for tools.

In some cases, you’ll be best served by looking for tools which will accomplish a good range of jobs without being ruined. At different times, you may need a tool that can be used for some applications, and then have a second tool that will do one thing similar.

Unless you need a particular tool for a specialized job, aim for the most durable multi-purpose tools you’ll find. Here are the factors to consider, especially when shopping for drill bits and cutting blades:

  • A drill bit or cutting blade listed for use on wood or plastic will most likely be ruined if you try to use it on metal…

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