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As winter approaches, it’s time to think about helping your birds weather the cold. Maat van Uitert provides lots of feed and housing tips for protecting your ducks. Fall is here! Fall means crisp air, apples, pumpkins, and completing last-minute duck coop preparations before the snow starts falling. Preparing your coop for winter is easier […]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 to […]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 cooped […]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 Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick. We all have an interest in keeping our backyard chickens healthy and happy and making minor adjustments to various aspects of their care can have a significant impact on their health, egg production and longevity. Below are ten tips for improving the well-being of any flock. 1. […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest Click here for Part One of this Series. When I first started keeping a few backyard chickens there were very few resources, if any available, on the internet and in book form for small flock owners. I had to do a great deal of searching and digging to find […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop A few months ago I shared with the Community my latest (and strangest) DIY project – raising mealworms… Here is the link to the set-up and steps I followed to grow my own “chicken treats”. DIY: Raising Mealworms (Part 1) Why I undertook this project was twofold: I not […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop I’m not only crazy about my colorful, entertaining backyard flock of chickens, I’m also passionate about the native birds in my backyard. My husband and I have a small business (Rebecca’s Bird Gardens) where we sell birdhouses and bird-feeders at our local farmers’ market. Even though I all about “feeding […]Read more »