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Let’s Start With The Soup This is great whether you’re fighting against a chilly day or you’re under the weather and craving soup. Snuggle up on the couch with a warm blanket, your soup, and a hot glass of tea. There are so many ways to use the chickens we keep and produce in our […]Read more »
This coming June will be 2 years since starting my first flock of chicken(s) here on 25 Acres. Even though there has been a slow down to the number of “firsts” I’m experiencing, it still doesn’t make it any less shocking when weird things happen. Recently, I started supplementing the chicken dust bathing area with […]Read more »
Setting up your Brooder The time to set up your brooder? Well before you walk into the local feed store and hear peeping, or drool over the latest hatchery catalog. Give yourself time to do it right. If you go the mother nature route and plan on one of your mama hens doing all the […]Read more »
Enthusiastic chicken keepers, awesome coops and our own Community Chickens followers come from all over the world! This week’s Cool Coop was designed and built by Henry Boisvert from Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. Continue reading as Henry describes the construction and shares photos of his chicken city – complete with a hotel, sheriff’s quarters and […]Read more »
Over the past couple of years I’ve grown to love a few products that help simplify and improve how I care for my flock. From ducks to turkeys to chickens, I found what works best and a few others that weren’t worth the money spent. Hopefully through our trial and error here on 25 Acres, […]Read more »
Before we get to the recipe for homemade electrolytes for chickens, lets talk about what it is and when it should be given. What is an electrolyte drink For humans, it is a drink that re-hydrates and replaces sodium, potassium, and other minerals that the body loses. These minerals are lost when we have sweated […]Read more »
I came up with this beginner level Heavy Duty Feed Sack Tote because my seamstress skills leave a lot to be desired! I’ll admit, as crafty and creative as I try to be, I just can’t get a handle on sewing a straight line. This is an easy project, perfect for repurposing your pile of […]Read more »
We have all heard how amazing the incredible edible egg is for us to eat, but what about for external uses? There are so many great all-natural beauty products available on market today. Many of them come with a hefty price tag to boot. What if I told you, stop buying them? It’s not […]Read more »
Altering your chicken’s living environment and even seasonal boredom can bring with it some unforeseen side effects, including a sour crop. Finding do-it-yourself solutions can help avoid expensive veterinary calls or losing your bird as a result of this disease. My first experience with this issue was quite interesting. One bird’s case included an added […]Read more »
A long winter certainly makes it difficult for chickens to forage, free range and frolic. Snowy confinement combined with frigid temps can exacerbate boredom that can quickly turn into pecking or other bad habits. As we head into the early stages of winter, I know I need to be creative in order to keep 18 […]Read more »