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Chicken Run or Free Range?

A few months ago I finally switched from free range to a fenced in chicken run – It’s so much better! But there are pros and cons of each approach, so it really depends on your situation.

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How to grow your “Natural” Wealth

Are you approaching your food garden like an olive farmer or fast food gardener? It’s really difficult to think like an olive farmer, but there’s significant advantages for those willing to take a longer term approach. Just like a financial asset, a natural asset will pay you back year after year with little to no effort involved. Except rather than money, these natural assets pay you back with something you literally can’t buy these days – clean and nutritious food.

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Are Australorps good egg layers?

Australorps have a reputation for being excellent egg layers. During the 1930s they won egg laying competitions and broke egg laying records. But are they still as good as they used to be? My take is that most of the Australorps around today are average egg layers at best. I know that’s probably not what you’ve heard elsewhere, so let me explain.

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