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?
Chicken math can easily make your flock expand very quickly. With an expanding flock will also come an expanding feed bill. Learn how to ferment your own chicken feed in 5 simple steps (with a video tutorial). Fermenting chicken feed can help decrease your feed costs and it is also healthier for your chickens!
I love when my gardens are full to the brim with blooming flowers. But I also garden with a purpose. Beyond having these sunny faces smiling back at me, I harvest the seeds to benefit my flock in the Fall and Winter.
Through my first year of chicken raising, when asked, “crumbles or pellets?” I just stuck with the crumbles that they had always had. Why change now? That’s what they’re used to. But when the mill was out one day and I had to go with pellets, my eyes were opened to the big mistake I […]