One of the most popular questions new chicken keepers ask is, should I wash my eggs? Commercial eggs are required to be pre-washed, and honestly, considering the living circumstances of many of the birds, it’s better that way. However, farm fresh eggs are a different story. You don’t actually NEED to wash your eggs, although […]
Have you ever cleaned your chickens waterers and felt a slimy film? It might have even been a pink or light rust colored? Well, I have really bad news for you. That isn’t just some sort of harmless water residue or debris accumulation like I used to think. It’s actually something called bio-film and it’s […]
The first time I raised meat chickens at home, I was quite pleased with the outcome of the meat the chickens produced. Of course, once you do something once, you learn how you could do it better the next time. Read what I would do differently raising meat birds. Learn from my mistakes!
Sooner or later, if you have chickens, someone is going to be on the bottom of the pecking order and you will have a bald chicken on your hands. You can easily treat your chicken’s wounds with this DIY Blue Kote recipe. Whether your chicken is at the bottom of the pecking order, you have […]
Winter months often times can bring on long periods of time where our hens decide to go on strike. Through some trials and failures, we have found the magic that seems to turn our layers back on every time! A few simple additions, and you will be back in business!
Since hatching season is rapidly approaching, I think now is the time to talk about incubating eggs and hatching chicks. Most people choose to incubate eggs that they purchased from a breeder to add a new breed to their flock, but many also choose to hatch eggs from their own flock. Obviously, the easiest way […]