Pumpkin seeds are a natural de-wormer for chickens and I had one small pumpkin still rolling around the yard from last fall. I cut it open and ground up the guts and seeds in the food processor and fed to the chickens.
With spring already here and Easter only a few weeks away now is a good time to talk about caring for baby chicks. Many people buy chicks for Easter because of the symbolism of new life they represent, but then don’t have a clue what to do with.
Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder. This explains how to set it up and also good tip to cover the towel with press 'n stick! Natural way for chicks to get used to daytime/nighttime lighting without an annoying heat lamp on 24 hrs a day!
How to Make Maple Syrup - From tapping the trees and gathering the sweet sap to bottling your syrup, using it in recipes and making maple cream. <- it would be fun to plant a few syrup maple trees on a future homestead.
Chicken water and feeder buckets DIY. For the water bucket used the holes in the top method. For the feeder, I bolted a large pot plant saucer to the bottom of the bucket so I could suspend it from the coop roof to keep rats and mice out of the feed.
A poop-free chicken waterer for just a few bucks using a bucket and a cent water dripping nipple. The website doesn't link directions but redirects to a sales website; it still has some good ideas, stuff that you could easily do at home.