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    DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too!

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    homemade flock block substitute-- this is a great way to keep your chickens from getting bored and pecking each other.

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    Chickenpalooza! An Awesome List of Homestead Chicken Resources - Recommended books, equipment and links to over 60 homestead chicken posts on the web covering everything from chicks to chicken diapers.

    Chickenpalooza! Homestead Chicken Resources

    Spraddle leg, also referred to as splay leg, is a condition where a chick's legs "splay" out to the sides. It can often be repaired with a drinking glass.

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    My Top Twelve Plants to Grow for Chickens

    Fresh Eggs Daily®: My Top Twelve Plants to Grow for Chickens

    PVC chicken feeders. Super time saver and keeps crud out of the feed

    Jonny Anvil's Chicken Coop

    Searching for the best heritage meat birds | www.pickytoplenty...

    Searching for the perfect meat birds — Picky to Plenty

    Chicken Treat Chart The Best Treats For Backyard Chickens - BackYard Chickens Community

    Chicken Treat Chart The Best Treats For Backyard Chickens

    15 Tips to Reduce FLIES In & Around the Chicken Coop -- Community Chickens (pictured: vanilla scented air fresheners, some chicken-keepers swear by them)

    15 Tips to Reduce FLIES Around the Chicken Coop

    Why do sprouting seeds mean happy chickens? We spill the beans!

    Why do sprouting seeds mean happy chickens? We spill the beans!

    DIY Chicken Salad Bar for chickens! (If the ground around their coop ever gets bare, this would be a great idea!)

    Fresh Eggs Daily®: DIY Chicken Salad Bar

    Growing fodder for the homestead | The Ozark House

    How to build a home-grown fodder system

    There's no need to subscribe to the idea of a "perfect" diet for your hens. Save some cash!

    Feeding Chickens on the Cheap

    Maremma Sheepdog (Cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese

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    Maremma Sheepdog.... great guard dog for alpacas

    Purina – Dog Breeds: Maremma Sheepdog

    Maremma dogs are considered ideal for conservation work because they can bond to an array of other creatures while also viewing feral pests as mortal enemies.

    Victoria zoos train Maremma bodyguards in bid to save bandicoots

    Sunflower-amaranth-sorghum for the pasture

    Feeding the Flock from the Homestead's Own Resources: Part One

    Comfrey- AMAZING stuff. animal feed- high in protein and nutrients. chickens, goats, rabbits, earthworms, quail, turkeys, ducks, pigs, cows, etc. human food, nutrients, medicinal. a must have in huge quantities!

    Coe's Comfrey | How to Use

    Herbs for Better Chicken Health - Fresh Eggs Daily Blog - GRIT Magazine

    Herbs for Better Chicken Health

    I love how chicken coops are incorporated into lush gardens as well, with safe plants and herbs the chickens can also eat. Makes for great tasting eggs!

    Blooming chicken coop!! - Garden Junk Forum - GardenWeb

    Health benefits of herbs for chickens and ducks.

    Fresh Eggs Daily®: The Health Benefits of Herbs

    Plant "Butterfly Bushes" in the chicken run for them to hide in. Chickens won't eat it & the flowers attract bugs for them to eat & it grows fast & provides shade.

    Fresh Eggs Daily®: Chicken Run Landscaping

    Eliminate cost of chicken feed - grow your own mulberry tree, buckwheat, chickweed, comfrey, dandelion, nettles, winter wheat, kale, raspberries, clover, sea buckthorn, amaranth & quinoa......

    Free Chicken Feed for Raising Chickens

    Suburban Homesteading: Introducing our Chunnel: the chicken tunnel. Holy Chickens I NEEEED this! I dont think Ill attach it to my coop (b/c its a tractor) but instead will just make one some where and lure them in... then they can run about in a bigger area once a day without mah supervision!

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    Method of growing greens to feed chickens- the wire keeps them from completely destroying the plants.

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