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...

Incubating Eggs Part 3 – Second Time Lucky?

Sadly I candled our eggs at 14 days, and not too surprisingly found no signs of life 🙁 . So it is official our first incubator failed. Not put off, I found a styrofoam box that I had been sent something in from overseas and I decided to try and re-make the incubator...

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