Natural Lice and Mite Prevention: Using Herbs in the Nest Box
By Sue S. For years I've been aware of the health benefits of using fresh and dried herbs in a variety of settings. Since beginning to raise chickens, I've also read and heard of so many benefits of various herbs used in natural chicken husbandry, that I am determined to plant a variety of herbs for fresh use this next spring. I love the idea of allowing the chickens to freely choose greens from a garden area that includes various herbs that are rich in vitamins and minerals as well as…
What a brilliant feed bin idea!!! No scrapping around and wasted feed on the floor and the feed would be kept dry in the rain (Ps not my photo)
20+ Winter Boredom Busters for Backyard Chickens! | The Chicken Chick®
Snowy, sub-zero winter weather, hurricanes or severe weather of any type present challenges for chicken keepers and their flocks. Whenever chickens are suddenly confined to spaces smaller than they ordinarily enjoy, boredom and behavioral problems such as feather picking, and egg-eating can resu ...
Birdseyeviews Chicken Coop
Our Chicken Coop And Yard Here is our coop, we still have to paint and put on roofing paper and shingles but our chickens love their home nonetheless . Let's take a peeksie inside.... We've added a tri-level roost in one corner. It's...
A Predator-Free Chicken Coop
So why is this wire mesh attached to my pitchfork? Because I've turned our chicken coop into one big litter box. After doing this for the last year or so, I can easily say that this method is a winner. I added a 2-inch layer of coarse sand to the bottom of the coop and use my "pooper scooper" to pick up the poop. And the coop doesn't smell! That's half the battle in keeping critters away. Once a year, clean out all the sand and start over and you're good to go.
How To Raise Mealworms
How to raise mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because they need them, but because they love them. It's very easy to do and once set up they are virtually maintenance-free and...
15 Tips to Reduce FLIES Around the Chicken Coop | The Chicken Chick®
When keeping chickens or other animals, flies are an expected nuisance, and steps should be taken to reduce the overall fly population to limit the risks they pose to chickens.
Why, Yes...Our Backyard Chickens Do Have Names - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com
If you have backyard chickens, you've probably been asked if they have names...I know I have. Here's how I helped answer that question...with a DIY sign introducing them.