Keeping your chickens healthy isn’t terribly hard. It boils down to three things – keep their living area clean, give them plenty of fresh water, and give them proper feed. The first two are easy, but feeding your flock right can be a little trickier. Starter, grower, medicated, pellets, crumbles…there is a lot to learn! […]
There is a lot of concern about genetically modified foods for humans, and for the animals that create food for us. Check out my well-rounded homemade layer feed and start to feed your chickens non-gmo feed for cheaper than buying from the feed store.
Raising your own food is often considered a good way to cut down on costs, but is that always the case? I know my parents have sometimes remarked that it cost more in water to grow themselves a tomato than it would cost to simply buy one from the store. Often people start to raise […]
Automatic watering systems take the worry out of watering the animals. An auto waterer can last for several days and it keeps rabbits and chickens from making the water dirty or tipping it out. To make this automatic waterer I used a few things that I had laying around, but you could easily replace these […]
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 […]
I have heard about fermenting chicken feed for quite some time now but was hesitant to try it. I had a fermented foods issue years back that left my kitchen smelling horrible for a week! I did not want to repeat that again, so I completely avoided the idea until about 2 months ago. I […]