Making sure that your bees have easy access to the right food is critical to how your hive will settle in and enjoy their new home. New bees will eat a 1:1 sugar and water mixture until they have enough honey to feed themselves. Here’s a recipe and set up instructions for a successful top […]
Spring is a heady time of year on a farm. Everyone gets enlivened with the warm weather and start trying to propagate their species. You might be struggling with broody or over-mated hens this time of year, or you might have a rooster battle on your hands.
Do you know what it means when your hen is a grumpy ball of feathers refusing to leave her nest? That’s a broody chicken. A hen who gets the broody bug will complain if moved and quickly hustle back to sit on the nest (even without eggs), and bully the other chickens out of the […]
A coworker of mine is getting chicks this spring and brought me a list of chicken care questions that I thought I’d post up here. I have found a lot of posts online about specific topics, but I think the below list for basic starter questions might be particularly helpful for someone just starting chicken […]
Do you have too many eggs on your hands? A great way to use a batch of eggs quickly is to pickle them. Pickled eggs are extremely easy to make up and are a yummy, nutritious snack that can be enjoyed as a side to a meal, on a sandwich, or as a treat by […]
Eggs are a pretty incredible food and if you’ve got hens on your homestead you probably collect many of them every day. But what’s the difference between this egg and that, and what makes them so nutritious? Like your chickens, eggs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and no two are exactly alike.