You have a full flock of hens but your egg basket is regularly empty. What gives? There are a lot of reasons why your hens might not be laying. From age to illness, almost anything can go wrong and cause a hen to stop laying. Luckily, many of these reasons are easily fixed!
If you’ve had chickens for any length of time then you know their egg production has peaks and valleys. While some of those low times can make you feel like you’ll never get another fresh egg again, the high production times can leave with with more eggs then you’ve ever seen before! When your chickens […]
Bathing your chickens is topic that has come up a lot lately. I’ve recently been part of a large group discussion about whether you should bathe your chickens or not. You see, while there are reasons why you should bathe your chicken in certain instances, this isn’t really the common thing you need to do. […]
Admittedly, I have a lot of chicken coops. I have all different sizes and shapes of coops. In all my chickens coops I have my favorite additions in each one. Each coop has things about them that I love and things I absolutely hate, but there are 4 additions we’ve made to our coops that […]
There are only a few herbs that make it into my herb garden every year. Parsley is one of them. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is an easy to grow biennial plant. That means that it grows for 2 years. The first year parsley starts from seed. It dies back a bit but lasts through the winter […]
I’m sure by now you’ve heard that you should plant Marigolds in your garden to keep insects away. While there are conflicting studies and first hand accounts, by and large it seems like many people give it a try anyway….and why not? Marigolds are pretty, hardy and easy to grow. Marigolds are a very easy […]