People mowing their lawn, tilling the garden, or doing almost any home or yard chore usually finish tired, hungry, and dirty Nothing’s quite as luxurious after a hard day’s work as a warm bath or sudsy shower to remove grime and relax taxed muscles
Chickens aren’t as lucky Like humans they work hard scratching the dirt for delicious bugs and seeds and giving their human owner a nearly daily nest gem……an egg Unfortunately, they can’t end the day’s labor with a bath or shower the way people can Yet, chickens are fastidious about body care and appreciate the opportunity to
The term “chicken tractor” is commonly used in today’s circle of chicken collectors No, we are not referring to the big green thing with a deer on it We are referring to simply a movable chicken shelter without a bottom
Uses and Benefits
A chicken tractor is most commonly used for those wanting to raise their own meat birds However, I have also found they come in handy if you ever plan on adding baby chicks to your existing flock I have used our chicken tractor over 6 times as a “grow-out pen,”
I am so excited to write this blog! We have been raising backyard chickens on and off for the last 15 years So, naturally, we’ve learned some of the do’s and don’ts of raising backyard chickens While the list could be quite long, I’m going to give you the top 3 things I wished I would have known when first starting out on our backyard chicken adventure!
Chickens can demand a good bit of your time, especially if you have a lot of them As someone who has always had chickens, I know how much work they can be But, I’m also a busy mom to three kids and I love to travel, which means that I had to learn how to manage my chickens effectively, even when I’m not around The holiday season is much like traveling- you may be home more, but in between family dinners and shopping for gifts, your time to care for your chickens is going to be limited Here are
Poultry watering systems come in many shapes and sizes these days, and your local feed store will have several options So, which one is right for you?
There are advantages and disadvantages to any product, so choose the one that is best suited to your situation As I tell any farmer, beekeeper, or gardener: “Do what works for you!”
Some of your choices for watering systems are:
However, my personal preference is poultry nipples While the founts work, I found not only did they have a tendency to get dirty, but