How to Raise Baby Chicks: Raising Baby Chickens

How to Raise Baby Chicks: Raising Baby Chickens

Chickens are one of the easiest farm animals to keep once they are adults. However raising baby chicks is difficult, and can result in many deaths if you are not raising your baby chickens correctly. To successfully raise baby chicks you need to have the right...
3 Things you Should NOT Feed your Chickens

3 Things you Should NOT Feed your Chickens

Some people call chickens ‘two legged pigs’ and will feed them anything. It is actually the chickens natural behaviour to compete for fresh food and they will eat it quickly, no matter what you are feeding them. There are some foods that you should not be...
5 Natural Remedies for Sick Chickens

5 Natural Remedies for Sick Chickens

Inevitably when an animal get sick on the farm, it is the weekend, or a public holiday. There are some effective home remedies that you can use on your chickens to tie you over until you can get medical assistance for them. Home remedies may give your chickens some...
Top 3 Heritage Egg Laying Chicken Breeds | Backyard Eggs

Top 3 Heritage Egg Laying Chicken Breeds | Backyard Eggs

Choosing the right egg laying chicken breeds for your backyard is an overwhelming task. There are literally hundreds of chicken breeds available and they all lay eggs. When you are looking for a hen that lays lots of eggs, you need a layer breed rather than a meat or...
Surprisingly Simple Expandable DIY Chicken Brooder

Surprisingly Simple Expandable DIY Chicken Brooder

At this time of year there are a lot of people buying baby chickens and other baby poultry. They are fragile little beings that need to be kept safe and warm. This expandable DIY chicken brooder is exactly what you need. My clever mother designed this DIY chicken...
The Ultimate Chicken Dust Bath Recipe

The Ultimate Chicken Dust Bath Recipe

Chickens LOVE their dust baths, and surprisingly rabbits naturally roll in dust too! Why not set up a suped-up dust bath for them to help treat parasites while they are at it? You will need one dust bath for every 10- 15 or so chickens or every 5 adult rabbits, and...