Category Archives: Chickens

The Pest Control Chicken

If you are an animal and environmental lover like myself, you may be the type to always keep your eyes peeled for new ideas to live an organic life. As a worker for a pest control company, and an environmental … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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The case of the illegal chickens- Tawas, Michigan; Sept 2014

So I am cruising around the internet, looking about to see what is going on in the world, and I come across this link to “CopBlock”, which is an article (link)¬†about a couple that was arrested for keeping chickens in … Continue reading

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City Boy Hens did a comical video about backyard hens.

(City Boy Hens) This video takes a comical view on raising hens in cities that have outlawed the practice. Its all about keeping peace with the neighbors and taking good care of your birds. You know, stuff you should do … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #19- Interview with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens

Recently I got to sit down with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens and talked about a wide variety of urban homesteading topics. It may be a bit of a surprise but the majority of our conversation centered around chickens, and … Continue reading

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Indy Rezones impact on urban agriculture in Indianapolis.

Ok, here we go with what will be my third and likely final swipe at this round of Indy Rezone and the¬†parts of this proposal that need to be changed or removed. Besides the general disdain this zoning package shows … Continue reading

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Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #13- Interview with Rick Beach of Wolf Beach farms and the 2 Midwest Guys Podcast

This Podcast was a lot of fun and a total pain to record. I think we ran into every technical difficulty that you can have and still manage to record. The good news was Rick was a great sport and … Continue reading

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Do chickens cause potholes?

Well, it looks like another era is passing. One of my favorite things to brag about my fine home city of Indianapolis was that we have no restrictions placed on chickens. I have been very fond of saying things like, … Continue reading

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The Right to Farm- Michigans current battle.

Ok I just sat here for the last two hours writing all of the reasons I disagree with this ruling. Then I deleted it. You see, after reading the law (ACT 93 of 1981, Michigan Right to Farm Act) and … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #9 : Beginners Angst

This Podcast is one I thoroughly enjoyed writing and recording. Basically, it came to be like this. Attainable Sustainable , which I subscribe to through facebook (here is theirs), posted a question to their readers asking what was holding them … Continue reading

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Here is some video from a cold temperate Permaculture example site up in Ontario Canada

We Are Many Acres This video gives a quick tour of a cold temperate Permaculture site called All Sorts Acres. It is located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. As you can see in the video they have several systems working together; … Continue reading

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DIY seed sprout fodder for your urban livestock- reduce pelleted food.

Sarah Cuthill Here is a great way to reduce your feed expenses and the amount of support you give to feed processors. Your chickens, rabbits or goats will enjoy eating high protein seed sprouts much more than that pelleted food … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #7: Interview with Andrew Distelrath of Distelrath Farms

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of both observing a kindergarten tour of Distlerath Farms and sitting down with Andrew Distelrath to talk about their urban farm and its various operations. Over the course of the interview we … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #5 Interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna of Fall Creek Gardens

This weeks Podcast is a lengthy (about an hour twenty minutes) interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna over at Fall Creek Gardens. Normally I would trim down to under an hour, but I felt like it was worth keeping the continuity … Continue reading

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