We are a week out from Christmas! Do you have all your shopping done? I am actually up to my eyeballs in all things Christmas But because I don’t have enough to do (insert eyeroll here!) I decided to take a break and make my girls something fun I didn’t go overboard on decorating the girls’ coop this year, but I did want to spruce it up with some homemade decorations Edible Christmas garland is a perfect addition to your coop And the best part? You don’t
All spring and summer long, our flock takes care of us They give us tons of eggs on very little feed If you let your chickens out to free range everyday, you get even more “bang for your buck”
This all changes when cold weather sets in Our chickens need us now, more than ever, to take care of their dietary needs
While free-ranging during the warmer months, chickens easily fill their diet with everything they need Chickens are omnivores, meaning they need to consume both vegetable matter and protein Fresh grass and seeds are readily available in our yards during
Today we’re going to discuss somewhat of a hot topic in the chicken world It’s one of those topics that most chicken keepers have a strong opinion What am I talking about? Diatomaceous earth (DE) of course! There are many chicken keepers who won’t get near the stuff and many who use it on a regular basis with much success So, what are your thoughts on DE? Do you use it in your coop? Let’s first take a look at what DE actually is and then I’ll
Chickens are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals Well, mainly insects rather than animals Although chickens have a need for protein sourced from animal tissue, they also need plants to eat
If your chickens are able to get out of the coop and forage, then they’ll have access to grass, seeds and other plants But what if your chickens can’t leave the coop?
Fodder is a cheap and easy way to get your flock the plants that they need to stay healthy Growing fodder is simple and requires minimal time, work and equipment