Make your own seed and grain block for your chickens to help them keep warm in winter and avoid boredom, which can lead to pecking issues and bullying.
Elderberries have been used for centuries across the world to treat the common cold and flu. Add a bit of honey, ginger and cinnamon for an all natural cold syrup that can also be used as an immune system booster.
Chickens naturally slow their laying as the days get shorter. You can keep production up by adding artificial light to your coop through the winter – but should you? Here’s my take on why you shouldn’t.
Keep your coop warm this winter without using any electricity. It’s cheaper, safer, and provides you with wonderfully composted soil in the spring. Read about how the old-timers’ used The Deep Litter Method of winter coop maintenance.
You could go an entire lifetime without seeing a double-yolked chicken egg from the supermarket, but once you start raising your own backyard flock, you’re bound to collect your share! So what IS a double-yolked egg and what causes it?
How about a little holiday cheer in August? Whip up a batch of these Vanilla Vodka Cherries to give as holiday gifts. The recipients can spoon the cherries and syrup over ice cream or add a bit of fizz to make adult Shirley Temples. And the really adventurous can drink the flavored vodka straight up!