Benefits of Marigolds for Chickens

It’s finally spring! We have been busy out in our yard and gardens Do you like to garden? We have our go-to petunias already in their pots, our flower beds planted with all sorts of beautiful blooms and our food garden prepped and ready to be planted

The girls have been scratching around and getting the

What Daylight Savings Time Does for Your Flock

In 1874, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter as a joke to suggest that adjusting waking hours during the summer would conserve candles  It wouldn’t actually become common practice until the mid-late 1900’s  Although most countries in the world observe Daylight Savings Time, it’s often thought of as a nuisance to schedules and sleep patterns  It takes us humans a couple of weeks to fully adjust to the new hours, which change twice a year  What does Daylight Savings Time do for your flock?

How it affects your chickens

How to Keep Up with Chickens During the Holidays

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

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:

-Metal founts

-Plastic founts

-Water troughs

However, my personal preference is poultry nipples While the founts work, I found not only did they have a tendency to get dirty, but

How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Coop

While I hope that you haven’t had to deal with too many traumatic issues in your coop, chicken injuries and illness are bound to happen no matter how great of a chicken keeper you are So, I’d rather be proactive than reactive when something goes wrong in the coop

Since using Strong Animal Chicken Essential products, I have not lost one chicken They have been happy, healthy hens and continue to thrive in the coop