It’s always sad when our chickens slow down eggs production in the fall. If you run out, and might actually have to buy eggs from the store you can feel a bit defeated. But there are cons to adding lights to keep production up. Take a look if you’re on the fence about lights, and […]
It looked like chicken carnage in the coop. There were feathers everywhere, and my heart sunk. I quickly did head count. Everyone was present and accounted for, thank goodness! Now to figure out whose feathers were everywhere, and why. A little more investigation gave me the answer: the chickens were molting. The first time my […]
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, […]