Have you ever felt like you are not well armed in a battle of wits? Getting my hens to lay eggs where I want them to has become a small war and, sometimes, I suspect that I am not as well armed as my opponents. It can be a challenge to set everything up in […]
During periods when laying is at its best, you even stand to make a profit by selling eggs. With a little luck, you’ll be able to cover the costs of getting started in no time. That is, of course, unless your hens stop laying.
While chickens do make lovely pets, most people are lured into chicken keeping by the promise of delicious fresh eggs provided daily by their flock. When that doesn’t happen and you have to *gasp* buy eggs at the grocery store in disgrace it’s natural to start wondering what you are doing wrong! One of the […]
The busyness of life and sickness too over our plans this fall and winter. As such our greenhouse never got cleaned out before the cold and the wet came. It was filled with bugs of all kinds and moldy plants. A disaster and large clean up project. We decided to use permaculture principles though to […]
Wondering how to best take care of your chickens in the winter? This article explores all the options for keeping your flock through the winter months. From whether or not you should use a light in the coop to what kind of bedding and feed changes you should (or shouldn’t make).
Follow these simple tips to prepare your coop for the cold winter months. Whether you are new to chickens are a seasoned pro, giving your coop a good once-over will be worth the afternoon of effort. Ensure you have a healthy flock all winter long and a good supply of eggs by keeping your hens […]