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How does a chicken get clean? By getting dirty! -Advertisement- A Natural Instinct Flinging around dirt to get clean seems counterintuitive, but Mother Nature knows what She’s doing. Dust bathing is an instinctive activity for many animals, including some mammals and many types of birds like sparrows, ostriches, and most game birds. Dust bathing is […]Read more »
New blogger Kacey Bradley shares useful tips for keeping your coops clean using natural products. A clean coop makes clean chickens, and clean chickens make productive chickens. It is important to keep your chicken coop clean and free of insects, pests and bacteria, but how do you do this without the use of harmful chemicals? There […]Read more »
At the minimum, a well balanced, age-appropriate chicken feed will provide a complete source of nutrition for your flock. I say “age-appropriate,” because chickens need different levels of protein at different ages. For example, chicks and young chickens need higher protein levels as they grow than adult birds. Meat birds also need additional protein to […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest Just like it is important to make sure that we are getting all of our dietary needs on a regular basis, it is the same with chickens. Did you know that there are a variety of supplements that you can use in your chicken’s diet to help promote their […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest By now, if you keep chickens you have come across or at least heard about diatomaceous earth. It has many uses and benefits for the backyard flock. Diatomaceous earth was formed a very long time ago. It is made from fossilized, microscopic, hard-shelled algae called diatoms. Diatomaceous earth attacks […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson The leaves are at their colorful peak right now, and the bright, bright blue skies with the fluffy clouds make it pleasurable to be outside doing chores. Our cellar way is filled with buckets of potatoes, baskets of apples and squashes; braids of onions and garlic dangle from the rafters next to […]Read more »