How do you feed a mixed flock of poultry with differing food requirements? What can a chicken owner do when they want to add more chickens or even add ducklings into the mix? Let me give you a few pointers that have worked for our mixed poultry flocks.
How to make healthy chicken feed for your flock even if you can’t (yet) afford to buy all organic ingredients.
Chicken math. It’s real. You may start with two or seven cute little fluff balls, and before you know it, you’re working on plans for your second coop, because the few you have just aren’t enough. Why aren’t they enough? Because of chicken math. You NEED more chickens. So for those of you contemplating getting […]
The Siberian Peashrub is a nitrogen fixing, perennial plant, that produces seed pods testing 36% protein. Many homestead and permaculture possibilities for this unique shrub!
Raising chickens is not easy nor is it cheap. If you are lucky enough to not have egg-eating chickens (or magicians?) you can sell the eggs to help cover the cost of feed. If you are unlucky like me, you cut down on feeding costs by growing your own fodder or fermenting feed.
Probiotics are good for not only the human digestive tract but can also benefit your poultry’s digestion. Naturally fermenting grain for poultry leads to greater feed conversion, larger eggs and healthier birds!