Planning a vacation can be a bit of pain, especially if you have pets. Can you take a vacation even if you have chickens? There aren’t chicken kennels that you can book your birds into. So how do you take a vacation when you have backyard birds? Here are some tips to help you get […]
I’m not getting very many eggs from my hens. I have 8 that are about 3 years old and 9 that are about a year old, and I only get 9 eggs a day. I know the older hens are past their prime, but how can I tell which ones (if any) are still laying? […]
There is a lot of concern about genetically modified foods for humans, and for the animals that create food for us. Check out my well-rounded homemade layer feed and start to feed your chickens non-gmo feed for cheaper than buying from the feed store.
Raising meat birds is a great way to feed your family more sustainably. Here are two methods for raising meat birds and their results. As small farmers, we do our best to be conscious of where all of our food comes from. We aim to get as much as we can from local neighboring farms. […]
When Will My Hen Start Laying Eggs – So when will chickens start paying rent?The timing of her first egg is called the “point of lay” and generally happens between five and six months old. Now there are a lot of factors that play into “point of lay” including breed, health, light conditions, temperatures, diet, […]
Ascetis, also called Water Belly, is a common problem with fast growing meat chickens, and also in older laying hens. It is not a disease, so it is not contagious to the rest of your flock. It is a symptom of a deeper problem, and unfortunately is eventually fatal. A hen with water belly will […]