Molting is hard on our chickens. It takes a toll on their bodies and can be very painful. But is a necessary to help them through winter. Here you can find 5 steps to help them with the process.
What to feed backyard chickens seems to be one of those hot button topics on which everyone has differing opinions. In Part II of a two-part series, I’m providing my tips and advice for feeding your flock..
What to feed backyard chickens seems to be one of those hot button topics on which everyone has differing opinions. In Part I of a two-part series, I’m taking a look at the controversy and providing advice on how to evaluate the conflicting information you may find.
Making an automatic chicken waterer has been on my to do list for an embarrassingly long time. For some reason it made me nervous. I thought it would be a lot harder than it actually was. Turns out it’s super easy! All you need are some chicken nipples, a drill and a 11/32 sized bit, […]
What does a pumpkin have to do with chickens? Actually, pumpkins are a nutritional powerhouse and chickens love the taste. Every fall, if we haven’t grown our own pumpkins on the farm, I will buy pumpkins for all the farm animals. Every species here will eat it in some form or another but the chickens […]
When we first adopted Mr. Tweet, the ladies (hens) had a hard time accepting him. He was so fluffy and they had not seen a Silkie before. Under normal circumstances, I don’t recommend giving chickens a regular bath. But there are certain times when it is absolutely necessary. Read on to lean why Mr. Tweet […]