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 and Rabbit Dust Bath Recipe

The Ultimate Chicken and Rabbit 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...
How to Control Revolting Parasites With Effective Natural Remedies

How to Control Revolting Parasites With Effective Natural Remedies

In general small numbers of fleas, lice or mites seldom cause any issue, but given the right conditions, their populations will explode exponentially. Then they can be hard to control and their impact on the homestead can be significant. In general animals are fairly...

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...

Incubating Eggs Part Two – Disaster on the Egg Front!

So despite me trialing the DIY egg incubator for 24 hours and it holding its temperature well during the trial, we had a disaster! I moved the box into the laundry and set it up with the eggs and the auto-turner and all went well until I checked in on everyone in the...

Incubating Eggs at Home – Part One

Yesterday our fertilized eggs arrived with the mailman (lady)! This is our first attempt at incubating eggs are we are using our home made incubator, so wish us luck! Preparing to Incubate During their courier journey eggs get all shaken up. It is for this reason that...

Build Your Own Egg Incubator

Not surprisingly, I have another experiment running. I have built our own egg incubator for a fraction of what you can buy them for. DIY incubators are notorious for being a great idea, with low success rates, but if you have a source of free fertile eggs it could be...

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