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5 Types of Rainwater Tank. Chicken Predators, A Complete List Of Animals That Want Your Chickens For Dinner. Keeping your birds safe from chicken predators is very important.

Chicken Predators, A Complete List Of Animals That Want Your Chickens For Dinner

We are not the only ones who like chicken. If you haven't looked at chicken coop designs, chicken predators are a major reason to make sure that your birds are safe and your coop is built solidly. There are quite a few predators that would love to sink their teeth, claws, or talons into your chickens. We have listed some of the most common predators below to make sure that you know why you need your coop built so sturdy. According to what area you live in, you may have all of these or some of these to worry about. How To Create a Secure Chicken Coop... When the topic of predators comes up I'm often asked about building secure chicken coops.

With everyone bragging about how their plans are the "best" I wanted to help simplify the process for you. I encourage you to click here and discover my findings. Or simply click the image below to access the review... Dogs Dogs definitely love to go after chickens. Fox Coyote. The Homesteading Hippy. A Guide to Select a Right Breed for Your Backyard Chickens.

At the time of launching a poultry farm you do have a wide array of choices to choose from.

A Guide to Select a Right Breed for Your Backyard Chickens

Chickens have been kept by humans for thousands of years now for a number of different purposes. Due to this domestication, a number of breeds of chicken have been resulted. In a similar way to animals that come in different types, the chicken breeds differ from one another in terms of their characteristics, about which you should be well aware. In other words, you should know about the specific characteristics of each chicken breed in order to have an idea about which types of chicken breeds would be best suited for your farm. It is all by doing some research that you would be able to have an idea about the best chicken breeds for eggs and meat.

Plymouth Rock In terms of the top ten chicken breeds, the first in line is the Plymouth Rock. Rhode Island Breed Next in line we have the Rhode Island Breed which is also very common and preferred among the backyard chicken farmers. Light Sussex. Urban Homesteads and Communal Farms: How To Turn Dirt Into Gold. 19th August 2015 By Carmen Allgood Contributing Writer for Wake Up World.

Urban Homesteads and Communal Farms: How To Turn Dirt Into Gold

How to Grow Strawberries. Survival skills, survival guns, survival guide. Surviving In The Wild: 8 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid. Survival skills, survival guns, survival guide - Survivopedia. Thirty years ago, most of the cars used carburetors, and only a few people believed that electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a real threat.

Survival skills, survival guns, survival guide - Survivopedia

Nowadays, even NASA admits that EMP is one of those events we could not recover from: it would stop all infrastructures that sustain modern society which rely so much on electronics. No communication, to transportation, and no escape with your fancy new car out of the crowded urban jungle. >>Click here to see top bugout vehicles<< So if you are one of those readers who wish to consider EMP-resistance as a factor in selecting a bug-out vehicle, then you should not miss this article. I have been doing the survival thing for some time and I see precious few absolutes when it comes to survival and a whole lot of gray area.

Considering this, I will take a poke at answering some questions about EMP and how it would affect automobiles, which were asked by our readers after our recent article that described some top picks for ideal bugout vehicles. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People. The world is becoming more centralized, increasingly focused on economies of scale and transferring wealth to a tiny elite at the top of the financial system.

21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People

Yet, at the same time there is another movement that is actively working to decentralize the world. The 21 decentralizing technologies and innovations in this list are all related to food, energy, water, shelter and waste and they are not designed to disconnect you from mankind, but rather, they integrate deeply with families, communities, societies, and all humans; in a bottom-up process rather than a centralized top-down structure. Many of these technologies are open-source, some are high-tech and others are low-tech and low-cost solutions. This list is far from exhaustive, in fact, the reader will discover that each of the technologies on this list is just the tip of a larger network of innovations. Thanks to the information available on the internet, the prospects of self-reliance has never been more real, and more achievable. 1. A_Permaculture_Guide_(West_Coast_Food_Forestry)

A helpful list of companion plants for edible gardens. Here’s a helpful list of companion plants for edible gardens.

A helpful list of companion plants for edible gardens

It follows the article on the benefits of companion planting .. Over the years we’ve found that match making plants can take time to find out the best combinations. Raising Guinea Fowl: A Low-Maintenance Flock - Sustainable Farming. Like officious little men in baggy gray suits, the guinea fowl scuttle up and down our driveway.

Raising Guinea Fowl: A Low-Maintenance Flock - Sustainable Farming

List of Alternative Crops and Enterprises for Small Farm Diversification. Is Agroforestry Appropriate for Your Small Farm? Publish Date: Winter 2007 Agroforestry combines agriculture and forestry technologies to create a more integrated, diverse, productive, profitable, healthy, and sustainable land-use system that is especially beneficial to the small scale farm.

Is Agroforestry Appropriate for Your Small Farm?

In the Pacific Northwest, the best combination integrates woody perennials like conifers and hardwoods with improved forage species and pastures for grazing animals in what is called silvopasture. Sheep or goats are most suitable due to the quantity of forage biomass available with time as the trees mature. Since forests take longer to mature, adoption of this technology can increase profitability, reduce overall risk, and increase environmental benefits from overall land management. Most people who want to practice silvopasture usually start by asking which species of trees are suitable for the technology to work. If you are interested in starting this silvopasture system, you might ask which ones should I plant first; the trees or the forages.