All About Chickens!
In case you haven't noticed already, I am obsessed with chickens! They are a great place to start when you're ready to expand your skills in self-sufficiency because they are small in size, inexpensive compared to other livestock, and who doesn't like delicious eggs?!
In this blog, you will find information about raising chickens not only for eggs, but for meat as well. I believe in a pastured-approach so that the resulting eggs and meat are nutritionally-dense while allowing the chickens to live a full and happy life out foraging for bugs & fresh greens.
You’ve heard of chickens eating bugs, but do chickens eat meat? This is a controversial topic in the world of chicken keeping, but it really is pretty straightforward once you get comfortable with the concept! Chickens are omnivores, through and through. When I see “vegetarian fed” proudly displayed on egg cartons at the grocery store
You’ve decided to hatch your own chickens, but there are hundreds of egg incubators to choose from. How do you go about picking the best egg incubator for you?! I’ve been hatching chicken eggs for years and have used several different incubators along the way. I’ve had great successes and failures, both of which I’ve learned
Chicken coop winterizing is an essential step if you live in a cold climate like me. It can easily hit -35F here in Minnesota, so we’ve had to perfect our methods and I can’t wait to share my best tips (and mistakes!) with you. There’s a lot of information floating around out there and it
If you have some extra apples (or leftover cores!) lying around, you’re probably wondering “Can chickens eat apples?” You’re not alone! I get asked this question all the time. The short answer is YES, but they can be high in sugar. So, how much is too much? What about the seeds? Don’t they have cyanide
It can be overwhelming to try to figure out the best automatic chicken coop door for you and your flock, but it doesn’t have to be! I’ve taken the guesswork out of it by doing the research for you. Having the right coop door can make a world of difference in terms of convenience, safety,
If you’re looking for some natural pest control strategies, you may be wondering “do chickens eat ticks?” Ticks are certainly a worrisome pest to have lurking on your homestead, so it’s an important one to consider! Not only do ticks give most of us the heebie jeebies, but ticks can carry many diseases as well.