How to raise chickens cheaply? That’s what I needed to figure out. I got the idea to raise chickens while unemployed for several months. Times got a little tight (to say the least!) and I thought that if I had a coop and a garden at least my family and I would have just a […]
Are chickens right for you? There are a few important things to consider before bringing home those cute fuzzy chicks
Whynnie was intent on chicken nesting or broodiness and wanted to hatch out the eggs. This was my first time dealing with a broody hen, who was following nature’s call to chicken nesting. One day I stopped to watch one of my hens gather up a clutch of eggs to sit on. It was interesting […]
Want to know a secret that will improve the quality of your compost, speed up composting time, aerate your compost bin, and provide fresh supplements to your chickens diet without causing any additional work from you?
Dropping board is a term used to describe the area directly below the roost bar in a chicken coop. It helps by collecting the manure and keeping it contained so that removal of the chicken manure is easy to complete. With chores, I always find that the easier they are to complete, the more likely […]
Today was a busy morning in the chicken coop. I did a mid winter coop cleaning. The day started off sunny with a hint of warmth. Even working in a sweatshirt was a little too much. I was not in a hurry to move on with my day, so I took a look around to […]