If you’ve never hatched your own chicks at your farm, you should think about doing so. There is something so rewarding about being with a chick from its first moments, and you also will have much healthier chicks.
Among the reasons not to spray your garden with pesticides or general bug killers is that there are some bugs in your garden that are actually helping to keep your plants healthy. “Good bugs” are all of the little guys that like to eat the types of bugs that eat your plants, and many good […]
It is amazing how fast goslings and chicks grow up. Our first batch of chicks is now six weeks old, while the ones we hatched here are approaching four weeks. The goslings, meanwhile, are five weeks old. Here is a little bit about how the aging process works for both chickens and geese.
If you keep bees you are going to get stung once and awhil. What you might not know is that relief from bee stings is available from some unlikely sources. If you do get stung, first make sure that you extract the stinger and clean the area. Removing the stinger as quickly as possible will […]
If you have an established flock of chickens, introducing them to your new chicks is a careful process. Once your chicks are about six weeks old they are big enough to tolerate the environmental challenges of living outdoors, but they may still face a difficult time integrating with the much bigger, usually bad tempered, hens. […]
Flies… Flies…. and more Flies! You know its summer when the flies start outweighing you! I have tried a few different fly sprays over the years, and was shocked at the list of ingredients that they are loaded with. Things I would never dream of putting on or near my body, let alone sprayed daily […]