Backyard chickens have become increasingly popular for both homesteaders and urban hobby farmers. They provide eggs, meat, bug control, and are simply just fun to watch! They are tiny dinosaurs with wings! However, organic poultry crumbles can sell for as much as $25 per 50 lb bag. And at 1/3 to 1/4 lb per chicken […]
There is a lot of concern about genetically modified foods for humans, and for the animals that create food for us. Check out my well-rounded homemade layer feed and start to feed your chickens non-gmo feed for cheaper than buying from the feed store.
Winter months often times can bring on long periods of time where our hens decide to go on strike. Through some trials and failures, we have found the magic that seems to turn our layers back on every time! A few simple additions, and you will be back in business!
There are times in your flock’s life when they need a bit of a boost: when they’re molting, during a cold snap – even when there’s a broody in the group! This is an inexpensive, simple to make recipe for a high protein treat using items you’re likely to have in your store cupboard. Your […]
Did you know that you can hack your chickens to get orange egg yolks and a richer colored meat? It’s true. Today I want to talk about how it’s done, and if it’s truly a hack or maybe more of a shortcut? I’ll also let you know what you need to feed your hens to […]
A few years back I wrote a post about my farm expenses for the year. In those expenses I had spent a whopping $1140 for feed! That is a lot of money for chicken feed! Of course you can’t have chickens without feeding them so it is a necessary expense. I love to save money […]