Facts About Diatomaceous Earth & Pest Control

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

Planting Fodder for Chickens

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