Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:02:09 +0000

Natural branches for roosting: www.backyardchick...

    Proverbs Thirty One Woman website shares how to train chickens to be picked up, come when called, return to the chicken coop and stay out of the garden. If training your chickens lightens your homesteading chore work load…. that is amazing. Click here to read the article:

    DIY No Waste Feeder (might try this with 5-gallon buckets instead, since I have some of those.)

    In the first few days between day 1 and four you can sex chickens by looking at their wings. If all the feather tips are even you have a male. If there are two rows you have a female.

    Baby chicks benefit from a time outdoors from a few days old, weather permitting. Create a stimulating, moveable playground and watch them play! Make one like my playground, or use what you have on hand to fashion something similar.

    Grow Barley Fodder for chickens & rabbits - worth coming back to this blog, the guy is hilarious.

    My girls love melon and will eat it seeds and all, leaving nothing but the thin lace shell of the cantalope

    Fresh Eggs Daily®: Swinging Chickens: Make an Easy DIY Log Swing for your Run

    My chickens would love this Brought to you by Cookies In Bloom and Hannah's Caramel Apples

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

    If you ever get chickens, PLEASE, for the love of chicken happiness, get them a big 'ol tire, too. Apparently our chickens have a timeshare arrangement with this thing. Each gets to spend roughly 30 minutes a day alone in it, then it's the next lady's turn. Because, darkness. And quiet. And spiders. They never lay eggs in it, that's a big no-no between them. Gladys once laid an egg in the tire and was banned for life. You gotta respect the chicken rules, Gladys.