There is something to be said for buying a chicken, bringing it home, and having her lay an egg that first day. After all, a baby chick can take anywhere from 14-24 weeks before they begin laying eggs, and if you buy straight-run chicks you could end up with more roosters than you anticipated. But […]
Broody hens can be a godsend when you want to try hatching chicks, but what about when you don’t have a rooster so your chickens’ eggs aren’t fertile or you don’t want or need any new flock members? Here are some tips to help you break a broody.
Oregano is starting to be studied and used as a natural antibiotic for poultry and other livestock. Before you reach for a commercial product, why not try a holistic remedy?
Having a very large brooder is a great way to raise large numbers of chicks, but even so, there comes a time when they outgrow their space. So, nothing left to do but repurpose another space, large enough to allow them to continue to grow until it’s time for them to run on the range. […]
If you are new to raising chickens for meat or eggs like we are, it can be a daunting experience to know where to start. Here is a great resource we found that covers all the basics of how to get started.
We’ve used the same homemade brooder box for years. Simple construction, rugged components, lots of space for lots of little chickens. What’s not to like? Follow the link for construction details, and a link to a video showing our little brood enjoying their space.