Welcome to the neighborhood! Sit back and pour a cup of coffee and read a few homestead letters I wrote, for you, on how to do a lot, on a little land and be prepared, just in case.
DIY version of a single person, one month, emergency food supply, copying the food list of a well known prepper supply company, but saving $100! See what you need to prepare your family, just in case.
Don’t want to do it yourself? Get pre-made buckets of food, here, too.
Pasty butt is where poo clings to a chicks vent. It is simply a result of being cold. I am not sure why it happens but that is usually the cause. The chill likely came in transit from hatchery to your home. Cleaning the vent and adjusting the heat source for your birds will take care of pasty butt.
I know many of us cook from scratch, which is wonderful. However, there could be a time where you need to just tear a bag open or dig in a can and eat. If you don’t make friends with some canned and prepared foods, you may be very hungry, one day.