How to Start a Backyard Farm

How to Start a Backyard Farm

Learn about the many food and fiber options for small-space homesteading in How to Start a Backyard Farm. There are more than what you think!

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Baby Chick Playground

Baby chick playground

A simple, movable baby chick playground furnished with logs, branches, a nest box, food, and water provides great stimulation for growing chicks. I explain how we made ours, but you might fashion something similar from materials you have on hand.

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Pros and Cons of Backyard Chickens

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We hear so much about the wonderful benefits of raising chickens, but the truth is that it’s not for everyone. So I thought an honest discussion of the pros and cons of backyard chickens would be helpful. I am often … Continue reading