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Raising Chickens for eggs
Raising chickens in your own backyard to provide your family with eggs! Backyard chickens, homestead chickens and pet chickens too!
DIY feather Christmas trees
DIY feather Christmas trees. Easy tutorial! Make these feather Christmas trees with chicken feathers for a natural farmhouse Christmas decor idea. Guinea fowl feather tree tutorial. Can also use white, natural or colored craft feathers!
Can chickens stay cooped up?
Can chickens stay in their coop all day? Do they have to come outside and is it a problem if the chickens are in their coop all day or will something bad happen to them? Well, that answer depends on the size of the coop, he number of chickens and if you can keep the flock from becoming bored.
Easy homemade flock block recipe
Frugal flock block recipe. Don't spend a bunch of money on a seed block for your chickens when you can make one yourself! Help them beat boredom with this cheap and easy baked treat block recipe. DIY frugal snack for backyard chickens.
Have extra roosters? Give them a bachelor pad!
Have extra roosters? You need a bachelor pen for them! Putting roosters in their own pen will cut down fighting and over breeding the hens. It sounds crazy but it actually works to prevent fighting between roosters and prevents over breeding of hens.
More than 24 unique holiday gifts for the chicken lover!
Know someone who keeps backyard chickens? What about homesteaders, farmers or just loves everything chicken related? Check out this great selection of chicken keepers gift guide for all the best gifts! From chicken socks or egg skelters to fancy key fobs and crowing rooster toys, find the perfect gift for friends and family. Updated with more awesome chicken themed gifts for the 2023 holiday season!
Decorate your coop with feed bag Christmas stockings!
How to make Christmas stocking decorations out of repurposed feed bags. Chicken coop decorations for the holidays. How to make Christmas stockings out of feed bags. Easy to follow pattern and tutorial.
What does a goose coop need? (duck coop!)
Waterfowl needs are slightly different than other poultry so if you're building a coop, you'll have to do things differently. They don't roost like chickens or other poultry and they don't need regular nest boxes. .Building a goose coop or duck house. I'll show you how.
25 Clever ways to reuse empty feed bags
How to reuse all the empty feed bags from chicken feed, or horse, goat and even dog food! If you've had livestock for any length of time you probably have a pile of feed bags laying around. I've found 25 ways to put those feed bags to good use and get them out of your way!
Shop at the dollar store for these chicken supplies and save money.
10 Chicken Supplies from the Dollar Store. Chicken keeping can get expensive! Don't waste money at feed stores when you can shop at the dollar store for these chicken supplies and save money. Frugal chicken keeping ideas for all stages of chicken keeping from chick to hen.
Growing fodder for chicken feed (cheaply)
Growing fodder cheaply. Fodder is a great supplement for chicken and livestock feed in winter. I have seen some really complex indoor fodder growing systems BUT you don't need to invest in a complex fodder system to grow it indoors in winter! You just need some seeds and pans from the dollar store! Here's how to grow fodder indoors without spending a lot of money!
Is feeding chickens your holiday leftovers good for them?
Can chickens eat holiday leftovers from Thanksgiving or Christmas? Feeding chickens your holiday leftovers is a great way to get rid of leftover party foods, but can they eat it? Or will it make them sick? There are a few things that chickens can't eat like chocolate, but other things like beet greens or spinach should be avoided. What backyard chickens and other poultry can and cannot eat,
Preventing frozen eggs in the chicken coop
How to keep eggs from freezing in the nest boxes during winter. When temperatures dip below freezing, fresh eggs can freeze and crack letting bacteria into the shell. Eggs that freeze and crack are inedible (at least for humans) so it's best we keep them from freezing in the first place! Here's how to prevent fresh chicken eggs from freezing