Home Remedies for Sick Chickens and Laying Hens
Natural home remedies for sick chickens and laying hens with regards to chicken diseases and problems: Marek's disease, coccidiosis, conjunctivitus, egg bound, egg eating, worms, diarrhea, mites, molting ....
Beat the Heat: Helping Chickens Survive High Temps
High heat is dangerous for chickens and measures must be taken by their caretakers to ensure their well-being, particularly when temperatures increase suddenly or exceed 85° F. Heat stroke, heat-induced stress and death can result when a chicken is overheated. CHICKENS ARE NOT BUILT FOR HOT WEAT ...
Infographic time: the chicken coop checklist
Many thanks to Jason Macek for sending us a link to the great chicken coop checklist infographic linked below. Building your own coop? If you follow the advice below, you'll never find yourself saying, "wish I'd built it that way the first time." I like the encouragement to use the deep litter method, and plenty of warnings about predator-proofing. Can you find anything missing from the list?
Chicken Bathing How To | The Homestead Survival
I really did not think that chickens needed baths but after seeing this video I see that there may be times when they do need a bath. In the video from
Easy Lean-To Makeover: Our New Coop
We needed a new coop. Our flock had just continued to grow over the last few years but, sadly, our coop hadn't. I love the little coop that I built three years ago for our original six chickens, but it was now literally bursting at the seams. I wanted to buy a ready-made coop in the $2,000-3,000 price range...but my husband insisted that I could build one instead for a lot less money. We compromised and I got free rein to convert an old lean-to attached to our barn (and conveniently butting…
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