Raising Baby Chicks for Beginners
Want to get started with raising baby chicks for meat or eggs? Here is a guide to everything you need to know from how to set up the brooder, and a list of supplies you'll need to raise baby chicks.
Top Six Herbs to Grow for Chickens - The Cape Coop
Humans have been using herbs for culinary & health benefits for as long as history has been recorded, check out my top six herbs for your flock
10 Free DIY PVC Chicken Tractor Plans
Raising the chickens or meat birds should not make your birds prisoners. Just give them the freedom to do all they love to do naturally like hunting the insects, running on garden grass, and to dig the soil. Go with these 10 DIY PVC chicken tractor plans that will allow your chickens to do all these while proving enough protection from predators. These cage-like structures can be built in any shape, but an arched or dome style design is highly popular. However, you can see a lot of design in…
What to Ask When Picking Up New Chicks
When picking up new chickens, it’s important to ask the right questions, from are these vaccinated chickens to gender. Learn more from the Purina experts.
From Seed to Feed in 8 days: Barley Fodder Sprouting Trials
This Spring we are exploring an alternative to how we are feeding our herd (and chickens too!) The idea comes from the notion of fresh sprouts as a “superfood”; if eating sprouts are super healthy…
Hydrangeas, the popular garden shrub with delicate flowers in pinks, whites and blues, is more fascinating than it first appears. Why? Because the blossoms on this beautiful plant have the ability to dramatically change color. Maybe you’ve already noticed a perplexing color change in your own shrubs and couldn’t figure out the reason. Well, the secret behind their chameleon-like qualities is pretty simple – it’s down to the pH of the soil. And, now you know that, the ability to change…
A Guide to Recognizing and Treating Chicken Foot Problems - Backyard Poultry
Two common chicken foot problems and leg ailments are leg mites and bumblefoot, both of which are easy to treat. Less common, but sometimes mistaken for either leg mites or bumblefoot, is a type of arthritis known as gout, which is far easier to prevent than to treat.
15 Plants To Grow That Will Lower Your Chicken Feed Bill
Grow your backyard chicken food in a DIY perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money.
Hen or Roo? Infographic
A handy chart to help with determining the gender of a chicken----whether they are a rooster or a hen. Targeted specifically towards helping animal shelters and rescues.
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Raise Mealworms for Your Chickens To Save Money!
For most people, mealworms are pests. For chicken owners like us, however, they’re white gold, and you can save quite a few bucks on feed.
How to incubate eggs and hatch chicks
How to incubate chicken eggs and hatch chicks. Step by step guide to using your incubator properly and getting a great hatch rate. Learn to hatch your own chicks!
How to Sex a Chicken.
Spring is chicken sexing season. The time of year backyard chicken owners stare in dismay at a huddle of fluff balls wondering girl or boy? Here's how to sex a chicken. Sort of. Sexing a chicken yourself is usually about as reliable as doing your own taxes. I mean, you
Create a Homemade Incubator in 6 simple steps
How to Build a DIY Homemade Chicken Incubator Looking for a safe place to put those fertilized chicken eggs where you’ll know they’ll hatch? You could choose the pricier option and purchase an incubator at a store, or you could embrace your inner handiness by making a homemade chicken incubator. If the latter sounds like the better