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?
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!