Chicken CRACK - They go CRAZY for it!
Some people go through a lot of effort to make special seed/grain blends to feed to their chickens. I've tried that, but what usually ends up happening is that the chickens just make a HUGE mess picking through all of it to get to what they want. Variety makes for a happy flock, but all of that waste can put a real damper on your feed bill! We had to find a better way. What I like to do with our flock is put laying pellets only in our big feeder, and then every afternoon I bring our girls…
Sunday Chicken Treats - Chickens are a Gateway Animal
If you’re anything like us, you long to move all your animals to a 100% organic diet featuring nutrient rich, non GMO ingredients but your budget has other ideas… This is the situation we’ve found ourselves in. Every time we go to the feed store I inspect the organic chicken feed but invariably we grab …
From Seed to Feed in 8 days: Barley Fodder Sprouting Trials
This Spring we are exploring an alternative to how we are feeding our herd (and chickens too!) The idea comes from the notion of fresh sprouts as a “superfood”; if eating sprouts are super healthy…
13 Common Chicken Diseases Every Chicken Keeper Should Know About (and How to Treat Them)
If you are a chicken keeper, you should know about these 13 common chicken diseases and how to treat them. That if you don't want your whole flock to die.
How to Train Chickens to Come When Called
Train your chickens to come when called, so you can let them out and get them in anytime you want. Also enables you to call them to safety when predators lurk. If you have multiple flocks, you can train each to come to a different call. Very helpful when you have new pullets free ranging with old flock, and need to get each flock to its own coop.
15 Plants To Grow That Will Lower Your Chicken Feed Bill
Grow your backyard chicken food in a DIY perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money.
Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars - Backyard Poultry
One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off the ground they should be positioned. So here's everything you need to know about chicken roosting bars.
Natural Lice and Mite Prevention: Using Herbs in the Nest Box
By Sue S. For years I've been aware of the health benefits of using fresh and dried herbs in a variety of settings. Since beginning to raise chickens, I've also read and heard of so many benefits of various herbs used in natural chicken husbandry, that I am determined to plant a variety of herbs for fresh use this next spring. I love the idea of allowing the chickens to freely choose greens from a garden area that includes various herbs that are rich in vitamins and minerals as well as…