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.
About a month or so ago, my husband and I were at our local feed store to pick up a few things and hopefully purchase a few more chicks to add to our layers this year. Sadly, they were out of chicks that day—EXCEPT for these four sweet little yellow ducklings peeping away! Oh. My. […]
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 […]
Can you make money with backyard meat rabbits? YES! Now I am not here to tell you that you’re going to be the next rabbit breeding millionaire but you can make enough money to cover your rabbit supplies and feed…and maybe a bit extra. How much you make will depend on the size of your […]
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?
Rabbits in general are pretty low maintenance, healthy animals, but you never know when an emergency or illness will strike. As a responsible animal owner, you want to be prepared to treat minor issues and illnesses. If you have all the items you need at hand, in one convenient location, you can get your rabbit […]