feed bin for the chickens
Community Chickens - From the publishers of Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine, this website has tons of articles from guest columnists and bloggers all about chickens!
Quarantine of NEW Backyard Chickens: Why and How- What you don't know could kill your entire flock.
Chicken coop decorated for Christmas!
Size: Nest boxes should be big enough for your hen to stand in comfortably Nesting material: dry wood shavings over straw. Often a roost bar or step is added in front of the box to give the hen a place to jump to before entering the nest box. Also a "lip" is added to the front of the nesting box to keep the bedding material in place make sure they aren't too high for the hens but not higher than the roosts or you'll have hens sleeping inside the nest boxes. Nesting Boxes, Chicken Coop, Box Homestead, Coop Yard, Nest Box, Chicken Nesting, Door, Box Design, Box Chickensinthebackyard
Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs - 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Post says "Baked eggs are better because they are less sulfurous (smelly) and the texture of the finished eggs is creamier."- worth a try for sure! Alton Brown, Boiling Eggs, Baked Eggs, Oven, Boiled Eggs, Thought, Hardboil, Easter Eggs, Hard Boil
Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs - The eggs are much creamier! 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
This is funny, old computer monitors turned into nest boxes, better than throwing them into a landfill...would work with TV's too. (Farm Life Forum - GardenWeb)
Calcium Absorption: Apple cider vinegar added to the water can help with calcium absorption. Soft-shelled eggs can be common in times of high heat due to reduced feed intake and the ACV can help alleviate that. But limit the ACV to just a few times a week since it increases ph levels, which can lead to acidosis. Acidosi, Chicken, Fresh Eggs, Egg Daili, Homemad Electrolyt, Electrolyt Recip, Summer Heat, Drinking Water, Hot Weather
Homemade Chicken Electrolyte Recipe, Hot Weather and Acidosis -- Here is a simple recipe: 2 tsp. sugar, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. baking soda, Use full strength on severely ailing chickens, otherwise mix into their drinking water as needed, a cup per gallon of water. (Community Chickens)
the roost is made on a slope, enclosed with poultry wire to keep the chickens out of the mess
Adjustable chicken waterer using a peg board and AVIAN AQUA MISER system.
DIY: Chicken Feed Sack Tote -- Community Chickens
From Seed to Feed in 8 days: Barley Fodder Sprouting Trials
oregano natural poultry antibiotic
Fresh Eggs Daily: Benefits of Molasses for your Flock
Heating the chicken coop during the winter is controversial to say the least. Here are 10 ways to help keep your flock comfortable in freezing temperatures without ever turning on a heat lamp.