Raising chickens naturally has been my goal since my first flock. I’ve learned that you can improve the health of your chickens with 2 things: garlic and apple cider vinegar. This is a simple and inexpensive way to keep your flock healthy and I will show you how to do it. To improve the health […]
A chicken saddle is a simple to make and useful tool that every chicken keeper should have. This is a pattern for a quick and easy saddle that requires very little sewing. A saddle can help prevent loss of feathers from overly rambunctious roosters and can protect your hens from injury from pecking.
My clever mother designed this DIY chicken brooder with bits and pieces she had lying around. Over the course of raising several batches of chickens, she has improved it to the point where it is ready to share with you lovely folk. This last week she picked up 80 day old chicks – 20 commercial […]
Most people get into chicken keeping lured in by the promise of fresh eggs (then they discover there is more to love than just eggs)! So how can you ensure you make the most of your backyard egg makers?
I’m a huge fan of feeding chickens for free or on the cheap. I realized a few years back that if I make a small effort to plant some extra vegetable plants when I’m planting my garden, I can use those for feed for the chickens and make a dent in my feed bill. What […]
If you’re anything like me you get chick fever every year! It seems like ever time I turn around there are cute little chicks right in front of me. I see them hopping around in tubs in feed stores, pictures on Facebook, chick sale emails coming directly to my phone…it’s constant! Chick days, chick sales, […]