DIY Hula Hoop Chicken Tractor
All the attention seems to fall on the big girls, so today I decided to give the ‘small’ girls some love. We have already looked [...]
So why is this wire mesh attached to my pitchfork? Because I've turned our chicken coop into one big litter box. After doing this for the last year or so, I...
Introducing New Chickens to the Flock Step-by-Step
Introducing new chickens to your existing flock can be stressful. We've made it easy with this step-by-step guide for a strategy that works every time!
12 Unique Ways To Re-Purpose Your Fireplace Wood Ash
There's nothing like a fire in a wood burning fireplace. Use these 12 ways to use wood ash around the homestead.
Show us your nest boxes! Ingenous design post it here!
i finished my nest boxes yesterday. they're not in the coop yet because the coop isn't finished, but i pick away at little projects as i get to them...
Got Backyard Hens? Know Which Plants Help and Ones to Avoid
Backyard chicken safety is not just about good housing and fencing. There are certain plants that are harmful to hens and should be avoided. Others can act as good, natural insecticides for mites if planted around the coop area.
Eight healthy homemade treats for your chickens | The Owner-Builder Network
Just like any pet, chickens deserve occasional treats too. They may not be as affectionate as your dog but they certainly help a lot in the backyard. The treats are not just given to make them happy, they serve a purpose too. Treats help in keeping your chooks healthy all year round. In the wint ...
Black Australorp Chickens
The black Australorp is a great breed of chickens. They are phenomenal egg layers, great mothers, friendly, calm, and an easygoing breed of heritage chickens.
Nest Boxes in the Run???/Milk crates???
I built a coop for my chickens (8 birds) that is about 40 square feet. I then built some nest boxes, and they take up a lot of room in the coop. I have...
Good bushes to plant for chickens
Can you please give me some suggestions for some good bushes to plant in a chicken run. I'd like the girls to be able to sit underneath them. See picture...
How To Clean Your Chicken Coop [Podcast]
Yeah, I know talking about how to clean your chicken coop is kind of a dry chicken-owner topic, but the bottom line is doing it right is critical to your flocks health. So, I’ve devoted a whole podcast to it, and I’m pretty sure I made it as entertaining as possible—but I’ll leave that to you...
Guide to Designing the Perfect Chicken Coop
Everything you need to know about site, size, roosts, nest boxes and much more in this guide to designing the perfect chicken coop. Learn from our mistakes!