lisa keeney

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:04:47 +0000

Infographic covering how much space, feed, water and light a backyard chicken really needs.


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    I am constantly tempted to feed our chickens table scraps. I hate throwing things in the trash, so it seems logical to me that I can divert some of our half-eaten meals to the ladies in the backyar…

    Here’s a guide to poultry predator identification that covers tracks, scat, feeding sign, and other behavior, to help you identify threats to your chickens and other livestock. This is largely based on my own experience tracking and camera trapping, and designed to educate and inspire responsible livestock protection that will allow coexistence with predators.

    Do you know how to test your eggs for freshness?

    http://www.sunnysimplelife.com/2015/02/sand-vs-straw-or-shavings-in-coop.html

    Backyard chicken breeds can lay eggs in many fun colors – from traditional white to olive green and chocolate brown. Click to learn more about breed selection!

    Raising Chickens Guide - Collecting, Cleaning, And Storing Eggs: http://www.mychickencoop.net/raising-chickens-guide-collecting-cleaning-storing-eggs/

    Scraps chickens can eat

    Ways to entertain chickens when they're cooped up in the winter

    BYE BYE BUGS! Keep your coop and nesting boxes rodent & insect-free ... NATURALLY..with Herbs for Hens! This wonderful blend of aromatic, organic herbs and edible flowers in your chicken coop nesting boxes has been carefully selected to act as a natural insect- and rodent-repellent, stress reliever and laying stimulant for your chickens. And your coop will smell wonderful! The aromatics and essential oils in herbs are proven to calm and relax both animals and humans, and also repel bugs ...

    7 Things You Shouldnt Feed Your Chickens. Click for the full list: http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/04/7-things-you-shouldnt-feed-your-chickens.html #chickens #homesteading

    Boost your Chicks Diet and strengthen their immune systems. Already love DE, now I'll try garlic and apple cider vinegar too!

    Got a feeder waiting for installation... and got the little red bowl for the water but I'll be putting mine on a food-safe water-barrel.