Backyard Poultry -
When you have a small coop, but especially in a small backyard, you need to keep things clean. It's important to know how to clean a chicken coop right.
Chicken CRACK - They go CRAZY for it!
Some people go through a lot of effort to make special seed/grain blends to feed to their chickens. I've tried that, but what usually ends up happening is that the chickens just make a HUGE mess picking through all of it to get to what they want. Variety makes for a happy flock, but all of that waste can put a real damper on your feed bill! We had to find a better way. What I like to do with our flock is put laying pellets only in our big feeder, and then every afternoon I bring our girls…
the grass will grow through the ground matting and won't even be visible after awhile.....no dog is going to get through that!....3 feet wide, 9 gage fencing used as a "ground mat".
Salad bar for chickens. Sits above ground with a wire mesh bottom. You can feed your chickens scraps without them getting covered in dirt or putting it in with their feed. Easily picks up and moves to wherever you want.
Genius Chicken Coop Ideas You'll Wish You'd Thought Of
Say goodbye to boring chicken coops. Here's what you need to know to build your hens a home of their own, plus ideas on how to make it environmentally friendly and -- dare we say it -- decorative!
Eight healthy homemade treats for your chickens
Just like any pet, chickens deserve occasional treats too. They may not be as affectionate as your dog but they certainly help a lot in the backyard. The treats are not just given to make them happy, they serve a purpose too. Treats help in keeping your chooks healthy all year round. In the winter, treats serve as a substitute source of nutrients for the plants they love to eat, which are hibernating and buried in snow. It keeps them preoccupied during winter, hydrated and cool in the…
Hen House Update
A blog about fresh, healthy food, made from scratch with a little home keeping, light homesteading, tips and gardening tossed in.
Coop Friendly Plants to Plant in your Chicken Run for Shade and Forage · Hawk Hill
In this article, I'm sharing a few of the odd planting methods I use to keep plants growing in, around, and over my chicken coop. Growing the chicken-friendly plants, flowers, and shrubs in my chicken run prevents erosion, promotes flock health, and provides supplemental feed.