Plant alfalfa, clover, and flax for chickens to eat to increasethe omega 3s on their eggs

Plant alfalfa, clover, and flax for chickens to eat to increasethe omega 3s on their eggs

Natural branches for roosting: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/70075_dsc09402.jpg

Natural branches for roosting: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/70075_dsc09402.jpg

Oh my.....need one of these! Or rather just to hollow it out...it is in the back yard already. :)

Easy Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

Oh my.....need one of these! Or rather just to hollow it out...it is in the back yard already. :)

So – you’ve got chickens and have noticed that they peck and scratch everything. We call them our “volunteer gardeners” because we don’t ask them to garden, they just do it. They eat plants that chickens don’t like (jade plants!) and can’t be good for them. We tried penning ours up with a bird cloth run, and they spent the first morning just looking (and finding) a way under it. What’s a responsible chicken keeper to do? Entertain them with enrichment in their run. Keep them busy so they…

So – you’ve got chickens and have noticed that they peck and scratch everything. We call them our “volunteer gardeners” because we don’t ask them to garden, they just do it. They eat plants that chickens don’t like (jade plants!) and can’t be good for them. We tried penning ours up with a bird cloth run, and they spent the first morning just looking (and finding) a way under it. What’s a responsible chicken keeper to do? Entertain them with enrichment in their run. Keep them busy so they…

Amazon.com: Chicken Feeder-Holds 20 Pounds-Pellets-Crumbles-Grain in Bucket - For 21st Century Chicken Owners - Inside or Outside of Coop - Use With Nipple Waterer (2 Feed Ports -Corner Placement (4-6 Hens)): Pet Supplies

Amazon.com: Chicken Feeder-Holds 20 Pounds-Pellets-Crumbles-Grain in Bucket - For 21st Century Chicken Owners - Inside or Outside of Coop - Use With Nipple Waterer (2 Feed Ports -Corner Placement (4-6 Hens)): Pet Supplies

Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

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