Surviving Winter with Chickens
Thoughts of surviving winter with chickens don't have to send chills up your spine. There are only a few things that are critical to a backyard flock in cold temperatures: access to water, feed and a dry, draft-free coop. Actively planning to ensure they have those resources is the key to c ...
Turkey Roost "tree" gets added side roost
After realizing that the new artificial tree we built for the turkey roost is too high for the toms to fly up to it, I decided to add a side "branch" to make it more appealing. We built two arms, extending out about 3 feet from two of the posts, about half way up. Lag screw and nails fastened it. Then we nailed 16 foot 2x4's across the arms for roosts, leaving about a foot of space between each one. When finished, it looked like a big jungle gym. The finished turkey roost with side roost…
How to Build a Chicken Run • The Prairie Homestead
We’ve lost more than our fair share of birds over the years to a variety of predators, so I am thrilled to be welcoming Kathleen of Roots & Boots to the blog today–you are going to love her practical tips and detailed tutorial for building a chicken run of your own! If you’ve kept chickens […]
How to Feed Your Chickens Without Grain - 20 Ways to Cut Your Costs 100% - Abundant Permaculture
Years ago, as the cost of commercial chicken feed skyrocketed, I found myself in search of a more creative option. At the time, I experimented with rotating the flock on pasture and successfully cut my feed cost in half. After that, I experimented with free ranging and cut my costs by 90%! …
ASK DR. MARK. THE VET WHO HELPED CUDDLES, ANSWERS QUESTIONS!
Meet Dr. Mark. Dr. Mark is, among other things, the fella who helped put Cuddles out of her misery. Literally. He knows his stuff this guy. Dr. Mark is a vet who also happens to be a chicken enthusiast and judge. So you know when you go