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!

10 Ways To Upgrade Your Chicken Coop

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!

The three Ameraucana hens needed a new, larger coop and I wanted a greenhouse with a sink, so my neighbor, Shawn Thompson, who is an excellent carpenter and all around handyman, designed and built my chicken chateau and greenhouse duplex.  Now the...

Chicken Coop and Greenhouse Construction

The three Ameraucana hens needed a new, larger coop and I wanted a greenhouse with a sink, so my neighbor, Shawn Thompson, who is an excellent carpenter and all around handyman, designed and built my chicken chateau and greenhouse duplex. Now the...

Knowing which herbs are good for your hens (and why) is critical to raising chickens naturally. Bloggers: Feel free to use this infographic on your site as long as you give credit to FrugalChicken and provide a link to the FrugalChicken website.

7 Best Herbs For Your Hens

Knowing which herbs are good for your hens (and why) is critical to raising chickens naturally. Bloggers: Feel free to use this infographic on your site as long as you give credit to FrugalChicken and provide a link to the FrugalChicken website.

Six Things Your Flock Doesn't Need

Save Money Raising Chickens: 6 Products You Don't Need

Finding the perfect chicken names for your flock can be quite the process. We've attempted to make it a bit easier for you by compiling all the best chicken names in one place!

The Essential List of Chicken Names

Finding the perfect chicken names for your flock can be quite the process. We've attempted to make it a bit easier for you by compiling all the best chicken names in one place!

homemade flock blocks for chickens THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO ADD SOME DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR DEWORMING!

homemade flock blocks for chickens THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO ADD SOME DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR DEWORMING!

Chicken feeder...great idea, could use a small container, like a bucket from the hardware store

Chicken feeder...great idea, could use a small container, like a bucket from the hardware store

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