I might sound like a broken record to those that know me, but I can't say it enough: Using wood ashes for your chickens saves you money. We store them (fireplace ash only, not BBQ coals, etc) and when needed, mix 2 1/2 parts ash to 1 part sand for the chickens to do their dust bathing. And guess what? It keeps mites away. It's been over a year since the last time I bought the bottled mite spray. That and painting the coop with hydrated lime has worked great so far!
wood ash mixed with sand for mite-free hens
How to Clip Your Chicken’s Wings by Theresa Loe
Day 25: How to Clip Your Chicken's Wings - Living Homegrown
Do YOU know the optimal time to buy chicks? And where to get them?
Maria CampbellThe Chicken Chick at Egg Carton Labels by ADozenGirlz, I wanted to show you my grit/oyster shell feeder I made today. I saw one kind of like it somewhere so I cobbled together one of my own. Having chickens is so much fun even when I don't spend time with them. The lid flips up to fill the tubes and is slanted to discourage chicken roosting. The wood is unfinished and all edges are sanded for the chicken's safety.
Fresh Eggs Daily: Bull's Eye! Lessons I Have Learned about Roosters from John Quincy
Apron Fencing - Keep predators and rodents out of your chicken run with this unique fencing! The 12" apron is perect for keeping burrowing pests away from your flock. No trench is required, so you'll save yourself hours of backbreaking labor. Just bend the fence along the wire. Allow vegetation to grow up through the mesh along the ground and it'll be even more secure.
Fresh Eggs Daily®: Adding Dried Herbs to your Chicken Layer Feed ~ She explains it all here, which ones and what they do!
chicken check up- 9 things to look for
Naturally Disinfecting the Chicken Coop.
Life At Cobble Hill Farm: Chicken Coop 101: Thirteen Lessons Weve Learned
Keeping It Cozy: The Cozy Coop
Whether chickens free-range or are primarily confined to the coop and run, predator protection can be one of the most challenging aspects of backyard chicken-keeping. An awareness of coop security basics goes a long way towards keeping backyard pets safe from unwelcome, hungry visitors. Here are some ways to keep your chickens safe from predators.
11 Tips for Predator-proofing Chickens. ~The Chicken Chick
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar rinses are a staple in my hair care regimen - be sure to dilute w/ water some do a 50:50 split, while some add just a few teaspoons of water + a few drops of ur fav essence oil - Doing this as apart of your washing & conditioning routine will improve the shine, health and growth of hair (also good for dandruff).. The effect is immediately noticeable...I love it!
Apple Cider Vinegar to add to the chickens water
CHICKENS Winter treat ~ Black Oil Sunflower Seeds SPROUTING SIMPLE!