Raising Chickens for eggs

Raising chickens in your own backyard to provide your family with eggs! Backyard chickens, homestead chickens and pet chickens too!
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What kind of treats can chicks eat? Chicks don't actually need treats, but if you're going to give them something, your need to choose form this list. Since baby chicks are so little, you'll want to give them healthy snacks, and it should only make up a small % of their total food. Here are some of the best treats for baby chicks.
Which treats can baby chicks eat?
What kind of treats can chicks eat? Chicks don't actually need treats, but if you're going to give them something, your need to choose form this list. Since baby chicks are so little, you'll want to give them healthy snacks, and it should only make up a small % of their total food. Here are some of the best treats for baby chicks.
d'Uccles: A true bantam breed. I raise the d'Uccle breed of bantam chickens. They are a Belgium booted bantam and come in a few different colors, though the Mille Fleur is the most popular. These little birds are full of personality and once you meet them, you just have to start raising them yourself!
You need some mini spotted chickens!
d'Uccles: A true bantam breed. I raise the d'Uccle breed of bantam chickens. They are a Belgium booted bantam and come in a few different colors, though the Mille Fleur is the most popular. These little birds are full of personality and once you meet them, you just have to start raising them yourself!
Feeding your chickens egg shells instead of oyster shell. Lots of backyard chickens keepers are feeding their chickens egg shells instead of an oyster shell supplement. Laying hens need extra calcium to help them make strong eggs, but you don't need to spend money on oyster shell at the feed store! Just feed your whole flock cleaned eggshells. Here's how.
Oyster shell substitute for chickens
Feeding your chickens egg shells instead of oyster shell. Lots of backyard chickens keepers are feeding their chickens egg shells instead of an oyster shell supplement. Laying hens need extra calcium to help them make strong eggs, but you don't need to spend money on oyster shell at the feed store! Just feed your whole flock cleaned eggshells. Here's how.
How to treat wry neck in adult chickens and chicks. Wry neck is often caused by a vitamin deficiency. Also called stargazing, wry neck effects Silkie chickens more often than other breeds but can show up in almost any breed of chicken. The treatment is simple and only takes a few days to a week of dosing with a vitamin supplement
Wry neck treatment for chickens
How to treat wry neck in adult chickens and chicks. Wry neck is often caused by a vitamin deficiency. Also called stargazing, wry neck effects Silkie chickens more often than other breeds but can show up in almost any breed of chicken. The treatment is simple and only takes a few days to a week of dosing with a vitamin supplement
Whether you build it, buy it in a box, or have somebody drop it off already built, or modify a shed or playhouse...your chicken coop has to come from somewhere. And it has to have a layout you like plus certain things like nest boxes and roosts. So, where do you get chickens coop?
I bought chickens, but where do I get a coop?
Whether you build it, buy it in a box, or have somebody drop it off already built, or modify a shed or playhouse...your chicken coop has to come from somewhere. And it has to have a layout you like plus certain things like nest boxes and roosts. So, where do you get chickens coop?
Why you need a rooster in your flock. A flock of chickens doesn't feel complete without a rooster to protect the hens from predators. He can also find bugs and other treats the hens and fulfill other tasks. Plus, you can't hatch adorable baby chicks with out him! Pet Chickens, Homestead Chickens, Chickens, Chicken Farm, Hens, Rooster, Baby Chicks, Farm
Why you need to get a rooster for your flock of hens
Why you need a rooster in your flock. A flock of chickens doesn't feel complete without a rooster to protect the hens from predators. He can also find bugs and other treats the hens and fulfill other tasks. Plus, you can't hatch adorable baby chicks with out him!
Grow the food your chickens love to eat by planting a garden for chicken feed! Plant these fruit, grain and vegetable plants to harvest for chicken feed and become more self reliant. The chickens will love the treats, and you'll save money off the feed bill by gardening with your chickens! Plus you'll be able to provide high quality organic feed for cheap! Vegetable Garden, People, Veggie Gardens, Chicken Manure, Backyard Chicken Farming, Veggie Garden
Planting a chicken feed garden
Grow the food your chickens love to eat by planting a garden for chicken feed! Plant these fruit, grain and vegetable plants to harvest for chicken feed and become more self reliant. The chickens will love the treats, and you'll save money off the feed bill by gardening with your chickens! Plus you'll be able to provide high quality organic feed for cheap!
Caring for a chicken with cross beak. Scissor beak is a deformity of the beak in chickens but with proper care and feeding, they can live a long life. Guinea fowl keets can also hatch with crossbeak and their care and feeding is the same as chickens Eggs, Chicken, Raising, Guinea Fowl, Feeding
Properly caring for a cross beak chick/keet
Caring for a chicken with cross beak. Scissor beak is a deformity of the beak in chickens but with proper care and feeding, they can live a long life. Guinea fowl keets can also hatch with crossbeak and their care and feeding is the same as chickens
April showers bring chicken coop floods? How to dry out a flooded chicken coop or barn. If your coop gets soaking wet there's really only one thing to do. Clean it all out and dry the moisture up. Here's how. Chicken Coop, Soaking Wet
How to dry out a wet chicken coop
April showers bring chicken coop floods? How to dry out a flooded chicken coop or barn. If your coop gets soaking wet there's really only one thing to do. Clean it all out and dry the moisture up. Here's how.
There's a horrible reason why you need to keep squirrels out of the chicken coop and away from your backyard chickens. They eat eggs and chicks! Gross, but true...there are a few things you can do though, to keep squirrels out of your chicken coop! Get rid of squirrels. Get Rid Of Squirrels, Backyard Chickens, Poultry
Why you don't want squirrels near your chickens
There's a horrible reason why you need to keep squirrels out of the chicken coop and away from your backyard chickens. They eat eggs and chicks! Gross, but true...there are a few things you can do though, to keep squirrels out of your chicken coop! Get rid of squirrels.
I use this bucket attachment to catch mice in my chicken coop! Simply attach to any large bucket and bait it with peanut butter. Catches multiple ice in one sitting! These are great because they keep catching! Not like a trap that needs reset after every rodent. Bucket Mouse Trap, Mouse Traps
Bucket mouse trap in chicken coop
I use this bucket attachment to catch mice in my chicken coop! Simply attach to any large bucket and bait it with peanut butter. Catches multiple ice in one sitting! These are great because they keep catching! Not like a trap that needs reset after every rodent.
How to treat and prevent pasty butt in baby chicks. When a chicks vent becomes plugged op with poop it can quickly turn deadly. Pasty butt is easy to prevent and treat and one of the most common illnesses in chicks! Plus, why you shouldn't use Vasaline and what you should do instead! Pet Hacks, Chicken Health
Treating pasty butt in chicks
How to treat and prevent pasty butt in baby chicks. When a chicks vent becomes plugged op with poop it can quickly turn deadly. Pasty butt is easy to prevent and treat and one of the most common illnesses in chicks! Plus, why you shouldn't use Vasaline and what you should do instead!
How to make salt cured egg yolks. This is a great way to preserve egg yolks and use them as a garnish on many sweet or savory dishes! So easy to make and a great way to use up extra eggs from your backyard chickens! Desert Recipes, Foods, Yolk, Base Foods, Delicious, Food, Hungry, Fresh Chicken
Salt cured egg yolk recipe
How to make salt cured egg yolks. This is a great way to preserve egg yolks and use them as a garnish on many sweet or savory dishes! So easy to make and a great way to use up extra eggs from your backyard chickens!
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Chicken Diarrhea - A home remedy that works
Beating coccidiosis in chicken flocks! When chicks get sick it can be scary, especially when they have bloody poops! This condition can be caused by an intestinal parasite called Coccidiosis. This disease moves very quickly through all the chicks in the brooder and can kill them all unless treated! Prevention, identifying sick chicks and treatment instructions included Ideas, Intestinal Parasites
Treating chicks with Coccidiosis
Beating coccidiosis in chicken flocks! When chicks get sick it can be scary, especially when they have bloody poops! This condition can be caused by an intestinal parasite called Coccidiosis. This disease moves very quickly through all the chicks in the brooder and can kill them all unless treated! Prevention, identifying sick chicks and treatment instructions included
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What Do Chickens Eat? | Laying Hen Nutrition
Our first coop: the biggest mistake. Years ago, when we built our first chicken coop we made a major design flaw. We didn't consider the placement carefully enough and it really cost us! Come see what happened and how we tried to fix it. Diy Chicken Coop, Clean Chicken, Chicken Coop Run, Backyard Chicken Coops, Chicken Coop Designs, Cute Chicken Coops
Chicken coop building mistakes.
Our first coop: the biggest mistake. Years ago, when we built our first chicken coop we made a major design flaw. We didn't consider the placement carefully enough and it really cost us! Come see what happened and how we tried to fix it.
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Best Egg Laying Chickens: A List of The 15 Best Chicken Breeds for Eggs
How to quarantine new chickens. We know we should keep new chickens separated for awhile before adding them to the flock, but how long? What are we looking for? Do you really have to quarantine new chickens before adding them to the flock? Here is how and why to quarantine, plus how long it needs to last! Raising Meat Chickens, Chickens And Roosters, Chicken Owner
How to quarantine a new chicken.
How to quarantine new chickens. We know we should keep new chickens separated for awhile before adding them to the flock, but how long? What are we looking for? Do you really have to quarantine new chickens before adding them to the flock? Here is how and why to quarantine, plus how long it needs to last!
It's spring! Time to get your chickens ready for the new season. After a long winter of being cooped up, it's time to clean it all out! Here are the 7 chores and health checks I do every spring to get the chickens, Guinea fowl and their coop ready for the new season. Info graphic at the end to save for a reminder list! Free Range Chickens, Chicken Nesting Boxes, Chicken Layer Feed
Preparing your chickens for Spring
It's spring! Time to get your chickens ready for the new season. After a long winter of being cooped up, it's time to clean it all out! Here are the 7 chores and health checks I do every spring to get the chickens, Guinea fowl and their coop ready for the new season. Info graphic at the end to save for a reminder list!
I only clean my chicken coop once a year and it never even smells bad! I use a simple technique called the deep litter method to keep my coop clean. Let me tell you the pros and cons of the deep litter method and how it works for backyard chickens. Stop cleaning your chicken coop constantly! Try this for your homestead coop! Outfits, Chicken Coop Garden, Simple Chicken Coop, Easy Chicken Coop
How deep litter method works in chicken coops
I only clean my chicken coop once a year and it never even smells bad! I use a simple technique called the deep litter method to keep my coop clean. Let me tell you the pros and cons of the deep litter method and how it works for backyard chickens. Stop cleaning your chicken coop constantly! Try this for your homestead coop!
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Can chickens eat cicadas? Of course chickens eat bugs, but are these huge cicadas actually good for them? If your dealing with an invasion of this insect this year, you'll want to read this! Bugs And Insects
Will chickens eat cicadas?
Can chickens eat cicadas? Of course chickens eat bugs, but are these huge cicadas actually good for them? If your dealing with an invasion of this insect this year, you'll want to read this!
13 Reasons why you should probably not raise backyard chickens. Raising chickens is not all I thought it would be! I certainly don't get free eggs like everybody says! From expenses to predators, here are all of the reasons why you shouldn't raise chickens. Chickens In The Winter, Chicken Humor, Small Chicken Coops
13 reasons not to raise chickens
13 Reasons why you should probably not raise backyard chickens. Raising chickens is not all I thought it would be! I certainly don't get free eggs like everybody says! From expenses to predators, here are all of the reasons why you shouldn't raise chickens.
How to raise the Omega-3 content of hens eggsIncreasing the nutrition in the eggs your hen produces is as easy as adding certain seeds to their diet! Adding flax seeds to your hens diet can increase the Omega-3 content of her eggs. It's as simple as mixing whole flax seeds into the chicken feed. Nutrition, Seeds, Flax, Nutrient, Diet, Healthy
How to raise the Omega-3 content of hens eggs
How to raise the Omega-3 content of hens eggsIncreasing the nutrition in the eggs your hen produces is as easy as adding certain seeds to their diet! Adding flax seeds to your hens diet can increase the Omega-3 content of her eggs. It's as simple as mixing whole flax seeds into the chicken feed.
Everyday objects that work surprisingly well in the chicken coop. Shelves, cat boxes, pictures & more! Whether you recycle, repurpose or buy new...lots of home items can be used in the coop! Over a dozen amazing ideas, tip & tricks! Diy, Cat Litter Box, Litter Box Covers
Household objects that work surprisingly well in chicken coops.
Everyday objects that work surprisingly well in the chicken coop. Shelves, cat boxes, pictures & more! Whether you recycle, repurpose or buy new...lots of home items can be used in the coop! Over a dozen amazing ideas, tip & tricks!
Poisonous Weeds for Chickens
Poisonous Weeds for Chickens
Poisonous Weeds for Chickens
Poisonous Weeds for Chickens
Chickens love to scratch and forage but can get in trouble if they eat poisonous weeds. Learn how to identify dangerous weeds so you can get them out of your garden.
Is my hen broody? Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a hen is broody and trying to hatch chicks, being bullied or doesn't feel well. Identifying broody hens by her behavior and attitude. Symptoms and signs of broodiness. Breeds, Hen, Attitude, Hard, Hatching Chickens
Do you have a broody hen?
Is my hen broody? Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a hen is broody and trying to hatch chicks, being bullied or doesn't feel well. Identifying broody hens by her behavior and attitude. Symptoms and signs of broodiness.
Make a chicken feather necklace with this easy tutorial. Have extra feathers lying around and want to use them in some cute and stylish crafts? Learn how to attach feathers and beads to a necklace with jewelry notions. Very pretty and a great gift idea for the holidays or a keepsake from a favorite chicken! Cute Chickens, Feather, Feather Necklaces, Chicken Pictures, Feather Crafts, Chicken Story
Make an easy feather necklace
Make a chicken feather necklace with this easy tutorial. Have extra feathers lying around and want to use them in some cute and stylish crafts? Learn how to attach feathers and beads to a necklace with jewelry notions. Very pretty and a great gift idea for the holidays or a keepsake from a favorite chicken!