Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem. Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
There is something to be said for buying a chicken, bringing it home, and having her lay an egg that first day. After all, a baby chick can take anywhere from 14-24 weeks before they begin laying eggs, and if you buy straight-run chicks you could end up with more roosters than you anticipated. But […]
Broody hens can be a godsend when you want to try hatching chicks, but what about when you don’t have a rooster so your chickens’ eggs aren’t fertile or you don’t want or need any new flock members? Here are some tips to help you break a broody.
Oregano is starting to be studied and used as a natural antibiotic for poultry and other livestock. Before you reach for a commercial product, why not try a holistic remedy?
Now that you have the barn, and the cat to go with it, how do you care for the outdoor working cat? If you want the cat to live a long happy life, care for it much the same you would an indoor kitty. Barn cats need quality food and a constant supply of fresh […]
Flea market finds often have many uses on a hobby farm. I found a double box originally meant for fruit and turned it into a nesting box for the hens.