The Deep Litter Method for Your Winter Chicken Coop - The Paleo Mama
Using the deep litter method for your winter chicken coop is a great way to keep your chickens healthy and warm during the cold months.
Chickens & Compost - Like Peas & Carrots
Like peas and carrots, chickens and gardens belong together (though not occupying the same space). Chickens want to work. Why not harness that natural instinct?::
How to Make Grazing Boxes for Your Chickens to Cut Feed Costs
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! Save money, happy chickens. Win, win.
What You Need to Know When Raising Chickens for the First Time
If you are raising chickens for the first time here are the essential items you need, and exactly how to get them set up in the best environment. Whether its for laying or meat chickens. #frugal #ffg #homestead #chickens #backyardchickens #eggs #tips #hacks
5 Tips to Breeding for Colored Ducks Eggs (+Duck Egg Color Chart!)
Ducks can lay beautiful egg colors! Here is an overview of duck egg color, with a chart included to give you an idea of what to expect from 14 different breeds of ducks. There is also an overview of how genetics determine egg color and how you can breed ducks for specific egg color as well. Read more here...
Everything You Need to Know About the Brahma Chicken - BackyardChickensHQ
The Brahma is a breed of chicken known for its immense size, even given the nickname the “King of Chickens” by many poultry farmers because of it. The bird itself has Asiatic roots, with many of its progenitors originating from Shanghai, where they were imported. #backyardchickens #chickenbreeds #brahmachicken
How the Weather Affects the Look of Your Eggs
It's that time of year when your hens start laying some weird looking eggs. Learn what it means and if it's a concern for the backyard farmer. via @tasiaboland chickens | raise your own | eggs | free range | brown eggs | weather | shapes of eggs| homesteading | frugal
10 Brilliant tips to Keep Your Chickens Cool This Summer
Help your backyard chickens beat the summer heat with these 10 tips to keep them cooled off, happy, healthy, and productive all summer long. #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens
How To Fix Splay Leg
No, your baby chick is not practicing their splits for a dance recital. They have a case of splay leg, or spraddle leg. You can help fix your baby chick right up with this easy to follow, how to guide. We'll show you, step by step, the best way to get your chick back on its own two feet again. #raisingchickens #homesteadanimals #homesteadingtips
Tips for Setting Up Portable Chicken Coops in Your Backyard
Portable chicken coops boast many advantages for new or aspiring chicken farmers. The advantages include free fertilizer, pest control and best of all fresh eggs. Don’t be fooled into thinking you need a large farm
10 Wild Herbs for Chicken Health - Timber Creek Farm
Do you forage for wild herbs for chicken health for your flock? When we keep chickens in coops and runs, we have to provide the majority of the nutrition