There are times in your flock’s life when they need a bit of a boost: when they’re molting, during a cold snap – even when there’s a broody in the group! This is an inexpensive, simple to make recipe for a high protein treat using items you’re likely to have in your store cupboard. Your […]
Chick starter is supposedly specially formulated to help new chicks thrive, but is it necessary to use? For the last four years, we have not used chick starter at our farm. We thought we were the odd ones, and almost kept it a secret that we didn’t use it. But after letting it slip once, […]
Do you shell out the big bucks for protein supplements for your poultry? During molting season poultry owners will stop at almost nothing to increase their poultry’s protein consumption. What if I told you I had a free method of increasing your birds’ protein levels while allowing them to hone in on their natural instincts?
Why is feeding eggshells to your chickens such a big deal (and how can you do it safely)?
Mealworms are a great source of cheap protein for your chickens. They are easy to care for. Here is the easiest way (I think) to clean a mealworm colony.
Not only are mealworms great protein sources for your chickens – the frass is an excellent fertilizer! Find out how I use this great garden addition.