- Get Our Free Newsletter!
- For more than 130 years, GRIT has helped its readers live more prosperously and happily while emphasizing the importance of community and a rural lifestyle tradition.
- Subscribe Today!
Do not feed salt water to chickens! I was recently complaining to a fellow chicken keeper about the fact that we had just spent $150 at the feed store to buy heated water buckets for the animals, and that’s not including the electricity used to run them all winter. This is not just for our […]Read more »
After spending all last winter hauling drinking water out to the chickens, I knew I needed a better solution this year. I resolved to find a large volume option that would provide fresh water without the repeated struggle of lifting heavyweight. I wanted to design a poultry drinker appropriate for my space as well as […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell I’ve been brooding chicks on and off for the past 19 years. And it is a wonderful experience! One that I look forward to every year. I’ve been known to sit cross legged for hours watching our sweet little birds gently poke around, nod off to sleep in a hilarious instant and […]Read more »
by Jane Smith from Solway Feeders Birds are often most vulnerable to disease and infection during their early days. When a combination of rapid growth and close confinement come together it creates the perfect conditions for harmful bacteria. Even a nonfatal level of virus can slow their development. No one likes to think of her […]Read more »