I am cooking eggs for chickens. Why in the world would I cook eggs for chickens? Good question. Yes, we raise chickens for fresh eggs and yes we discourage them from eating those eggs! Unless I want to give them a treat. Eggs are a good source of protein not only for humans but for […]
The questions I’m asked the most are about how to feed chickens and care for them. For those of us who were born and raised on farms, we never consider these questions, but for new or inexperienced chicken keepers, they are often overwhelming. As I always say, “There are as many ways to do a […]
Here’s an easy peasy dietary supplement you can throw together to augment the healthy diet of your goats – or any small farm livestock, for that matter. This will work for chickens and any other critter you might have wandering around. Some of the items, you can grow yourself!
Is it economical to raise chickens for fresh eggs? This is the common question asked by many considering raising a backyard flock of chickens. How much food does a chicken need to eat every day? The answer cannot be found by following the procedures used by commercial poultry facilities though. The costs of raising backyard […]
You might be wondering when is the right time to switch to the next stage of feed. Today I’m going to talk a bit about the timelines for those using commercial feed. Plus, I’ve included some great information about feeding roosters, drakes and toms as well as feeding a mixed flock of various ages and […]
Why is feeding eggshells to your chickens such a big deal (and how can you do it safely)?