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 […]
Anyone who has owned chickens for a decent amount of time will tell you that they are most definitely NOT vegetarians. Meat or fish scraps, mice, and bugs are all considered tasty treats by chickens. Protein is a must for chickens, especially during the annual molt. It’s usually pretty easy to tell when your flock […]
I’m a huge fan of feeding chickens for free or on the cheap. I realized a few years back that if I make a small effort to plant some extra vegetable plants when I’m planting my garden, I can use those for feed for the chickens and make a dent in my feed bill. What […]
Chicken math is real! You start with just a few chickens and next thing you know you have 20! That many chickens can really start running up an expensive feed bill. With these 5 simple tips, you can cut your chicken feed bill in as much as half! Which means double the chickens, right?