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Daylight hours decrease and cooler weather approaches as autumn settles in all around us. As you can see in this picture, some of the trees are bare, and so are the nesting boxes. Fall is a common time for molting chickens and fewer (or no) eggs. Even other chicken owners that usually sell eggs have covered […]Read more »
By Lori Leigh If you read my article about egg eating chickens, you might think I am crazy because now I’m writing about feeding crushed egg shells to chickens. If you are hesitant, I completely understand. I was too…until recently. While trying to solve the egg eating problem that was happening in our chicken […]Read more »
Story and photos by Lori Leigh Why wait to plant seeds outside? You can start sunflower seeds in eggshells today, right inside your home. Tall, beautiful sunflowers are a welcome sight around my chicken coop and run. The sunflowers add a burst of color to our landscape and some needed shade for my ladies. Although […]Read more »
I am so excited to attend the Mother Earth News Fair (MENF) in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania this upcoming weekend. Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, hands-on sustainable lifestyle event. The fair is offered throughout the year at different locations in the US. This will be my first time attending! As a contributor to Community Chickens, […]Read more »
Did you know that growing your own herbs is fairly easy to do and can be an added health benefit to both you and your flock of chickens? Herbs grow well in both containers and directly in the ground. Most herbs don’t require a lot of water, so if you forget to water them a […]Read more »
Using eggshells in the garden can help provide calcium to plants and can also help fight off blossom end rot in some plants, such as tomatoes, squash, and peppers. Before using the egg shells, rinse them out first. Doing so will help to keep unwanted animals away and will also assure that the shells don’t […]Read more »
Are you worried about your flock for the cold weather that is upon us? Don’t fret! By doing a few things, your chickens will be fine. Remember…chickens are birds, not mammals. Some things to ponder: Chickens have survived winter weather for many many years (before electricity – heated coops and water heaters were not heard […]Read more »