Jasper Kett

Jasper Kett

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Chicks at the waterer

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.

15 Tips to Reduce FLIES In & Around the Chicken Coop -- Community Chickens Vanilla scented air fresheners who knew~Lady Bren

Ok Sissy. Have tou tried trees? 15 Tips to Reduce FLIES In & Around the Chicken Coop -- Community Chickens (pictured: vanilla scented air fresheners, some chicken-keepers swear by them)

Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder (Picture Heavy) - UPDATE

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.

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.

DIY chicken water and feeder from 5-gallon buckets - super easy to make and super cheep (get it? cheep, cheep!)

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.