Category Archives: Chickens

6 Easy Ways To Get Chicken Food For FREE!

by Texas Homesteader ~

I’ve always been amazed at how expensive it was to keep our chickens fed.  Heck when you factor in the feed cost, these are the most expensive eggs I’ve ever eaten!

But over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about feeding our hens. I’m always looking for ways to get chicken food for FREE! Thankfully it’s pretty easy to do.

I've learned how to make our hens work for their food & I found many easy ways to get lots of chicken food FREE for them! #TexasHomesteader

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Teaching Free-Range Chickens To Come HOME

Last year we tried our hand at raising chickens for the very first time.  We bought day-old chicks and raised all that fuzzy cuteness into adult chickens/roosters.  We ended up with four hens and two beautiful roosters but someone STOLE both of our roosters!  Can you even believe that??!

Aaaanyway not wanting to overwinter the hens due to predator issues we sold them last fall. But only after I had preserved many of the excess eggs by freezing  them. 

I used those frozen eggs all winter and about the time my freezer started running low on my supply we decided it was time to raise chickens again this year!

See how we get our new chickens to free range during the day yet come back to the coop each night to be locked securely from predators. #TexasHomesteader

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