Chickens

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New Chicken Yard With A Permaculture Twist

I like to give my backyard chickens plenty of room to move about in but there are a couple of downsides to letting them free range throughout the whole yard. I’m going to use my skills as a Permaculture Designer to create a chicken friendly yard for them!

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How to insulate a pre-fab chicken coop

How to Insulate a Prefab Chicken Coop For Under $10

Do you need to winterize your chicken coop?  Do you own a store bought chicken coop?  I’ll show you in this post will show you how to insulate a prefab chicken coop for less than $10.

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Winterizing the Chicken Coop A Year Later

The chilly nights are drawing in, the smell on bonfires are in the air, the mountains are an explosion of color and the leaves in my garden are beginning to fall.  All this means one thing: it’s time to winterize the chicken coop.

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How to cull a chicken

Death To The Chickens! Why We Killed One Of The Flock

Culling chickens may be unthinkable to some urban homesteaders who view their flock as pets and part of the family.  Find out why we decided to kill a chicken from our small backyard flock. This post does not show any killing or processing of animals.  It talks about the killing process and why we culled a bird.  Reader discretion is advised.

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Cannibalism and feather pecking in backyard chickens

Cannibalism In Backyard Chickens

Feather pecking and cannibalism is a real thing in chickens.  In a final blow in a really bad week after losing Bubba, we had to cull Ruby.

This post is going to show you what to look for in your flock so you can break the habit before it gets out of control and ends up with the loss of a bird. Read More

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Making Chicken Food

I’ve been making chicken food for a while now to make sure that the hens have nutritious treats, especially when most scratch grains are just corn or soy.  There are many highly nutritious grains which can be fed to hens that are full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which will boost the nutrient content of eggs and meat.

Chickens love to scratch about in the dirt and the scratch grain sold in stores is not chicken food but a treat to encourage this natural chicken behavior. Read More

Winter tips for keeping chickens

Improving Nutrition and Other Tips for Keeping Chickens Healthy in Wintertime

Dear Readers,

Today I have a special guest post by Gabrielle Yoder from ChickenCoopGuides.com.  

Chickens can experience many different health problems in the winter if their keeper does not keep a close eye on their behavior and habitat. You can keep healthy winter chickens by taking a few simple steps before cold weather sets in and then following through on different strategies as the season progresses.

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Winterize Your Chicken Coop For Free

How To Winterize Chicken Coops For Free

Winter’s coming and you need to winterize the chicken coop.  The days may still be blazing hot and sunny but winter is coming and it’s coming fast!  

My trees are dumping leaves and making a yellow, brown and red crunchy carpet on the ground which provides me hours of cardio raking them up.  The winds are picking up and temperatures are dropping at night so it’s time to start looking at winterizing the chicken coop.

And I’m going to show you how to do it for FREE, yes for free!

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