Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:

Nesting Box Herbs - Chicken Aromatherapy

Amazing! This family of four grows their food in a self sufficient greenhouse in an old pool with poultry farming, a tilapia pond and organic fruit and vegetable harvesting 365 days a year!

simple water system; an open 16′ by 16′ shed that collects rain water in two 350 gallon tanks, houses a small pv solar system, and shelters firewood. [stacking functions]

“What I have made is a compost heater, inside a wheelie bin with 20 mm poly pipe coiled around the outside wall of a pipe – about 8 metres in each bin.” he says. “A few years ago I helped build a large compost heap that had about 300 meters of 25mm rural pipe going through it. After 4 weeks this system was providing enough hot water for 35 people to wash up and shower with. I was there for 3 months and we kept adding compost onto the heap and it worked the whole time I was there, eventuall...

Grandma's secret weapon for composting..pvc pipes w/holes..yes speeds up decomposition! Great idea!

Cold Hardy Avocado Trees are the Perfect Patio Plant, growing indoors or out. They reportedly withstand temperatures down to 18F. In colder states, you can bring them in for the winter where they will continue to grow and produce fruit. Just place them near a sunny window and they'll become your favorite houseplant. You get a lot of Avocados to eat and share. A commercial orchard tree can produce 1,200 avocados annually. Even compact patio trees can produce a hefty harvest. This Cold...

Greenhouse Chooks: A System for Growing Chickens, Worms, and Chicken Feed in a Greenhouse in Winter

You want a greenhouse in your garden? Why not build your own biodome

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