We’ve used the same homemade brooder box for years. Simple construction, rugged components, lots of space for lots of little chickens. What’s not to like? Follow the link for construction details, and a link to a video showing our little brood enjoying their space.
Livestock guardian animals include llamas, donkeys, and several breeds of dogs. At Joybilee Farm, we use both llamas and LDGs to protect our animals and even our children from the bears, cougars, wolves, and coyotes that pass through our 140 acres of forest and wetlands. Then there are the occasional weasels or stouts that decide […]
Hatching your own clutch, or group, of eggs isn’t difficult at all.
When your chicks transition from baby to full-feathered hen, it is time to upgrade their coop. Check out what we did on our homestead to outfit our “teenagers.”
Getting ready to take the plunge into raising chickens? You’ll want this book! Read Kristi’s review of The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris.
When things aren’t going as expected with your girls, it is time to take action. Read about our most recent problems and what we are doing about it.