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How to help combat the summer heat in your flock? Chickens, like so many other animals, have a hard time dealing with drastic climates. Whether extreme cold or heat there are a few things you can do to help them be a little less miserable. Try adding a few of these DIY projects into your […]Read more »
We all like to spoil ourselves with undeniably tasty treats from time to time, so why would it be any different for our chicken & poultry flocks? Here on 25 Acres, we like products that can easily be stored in the coop year round. While nutrition is key, treats can also be a great tool […]Read more »
Chicken Pirates After being without eggs for almost eight months-due to the petering of eggs from an old flock, followed by their demise, and waiting for the Jennies (Novogens) to lay- the Jennies seemed like wonder hens to me. We had eggs again! Baskets of big, beautiful, jumbo brown eggs. My excitement and gratitude led […]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 »
Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the coziness of thick sweaters and the warming effects of a good fire and a hot cup of coffee. I love to watch the birds head south and the trees light up with the brilliant colors of the season. Everything is so vibrant! It symbolizes harvest, […]Read more »
By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village Halloween is one of the favorite holidays around my house. The Candy, Costumes, Late Night Trick or Treating, all the things that my active boys love. However, Halloween is not always pet safe. Chocolate can be harmful to your indoor pets as well as your outdoor […]Read more »
In an effort to live a “greener” life, in my family, we try to use, reuse and recycle just about everything. The Farm Markets around us are full of great seasonal produce. Walking around the Market, talking to the local farmer, asking where the produce is grown and which variety it is that I am […]Read more »
By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village It is that time of year, the Harvest has begun in earnest. Our tomatoes are slow to ripen, but other things in the garden as well as our local Farm Market are flourishing. The pretty flowers of summer fade all too soon. This is the […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Fall around my property means more than just a change in season… It’s also a fall in egg production – in response to feathers falling off! Each year my flock goes through a yearly molt loosing a large portion of their older feathers and replacing them with new ones. There is so […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop Several years ago (1980) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a landmark study of bird food preferences and black oil sunflower seeds were determined to be the top choice of birdseed by the greatest number of bird species. For this reason alone, I purposely plant several sunflowers […]Read more »