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Getting the Brooder Ready for Baby Chicks

April 9, 2020 Learn what the most important components of a brooder are for raising baby chicks. From the types of brooder containers, to lighting, to bedding to use, you’ll know all the key tips to keep your chicks happy and healthy in the brooder.   Helpful tips: An old stock tank, plastic...

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Chickens in the Garden

February 26, 2020 Few foods are as appealing to a hungry chicken as a bunch of young lettuce or spinach sprouts poking through the spring soil. Given the chance, a few hens will quickly devour plants intended for their owner’s kitchen. Ironically, few soil additives are as appreciated by lettuce, spinach and...

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Feeding Chickens in Winter

November 8, 2019 The days are getting shorter, the girls are finishing up their molts, and you are getting less eggs as winter approaches. You might be wondering, “is this normal?” The answer is, yes, it’s perfectly normal. Chickens need about 16 hours of light per day to produce eggs, with the exception of...

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