Dreaming of a green winter: growing sprouts for your chickens (or yourself!)
We’re in the belly of winter here in southwest Missouri, and there isn’t a dab of green anywhere on the ground. While I’ve always thought that winter brings it’s own beauty,…
Homemade Flock Seed Block - A Warming Winter Treat to Beat Boredom - Fresh Eggs Daily Blog - GRIT Magazine
Winter brings boredom to the backyard chicken, which can lead to pecking and bullying. This nutritious seed block can help alleviate boredom and also provides some healthy grains and other ingredients to help your chickens keep warm in winter.
Homemade Suet Cakes For Chickens: Great Boredom Busters! | Pampered Chicken Mama: Raising Backyard Chickens
Crafting homemade suet cakes for chickens is a great way to keep your flock healthy while reducing bad behaviors. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do! Here's how.
Fodder Tutorial! AKA: How To Sprout Grain for Livestock!
I've been promising this post for how long now?? Never mind, don't tell me... So, ahem, *cough, cough*, yes I was a little tardy in getting the pictures taken, but I have them here today! So without further ado, here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to sprout grain for your livestock. Whether you have 3 backyard chickens, or a herd of dairy cattle, this idea offers some unique savings and other benefits. And best of all? It is WAY easier than you think. :) First off, what do you need to get…
Got Backyard Hens? Know Which Plants Help and Ones to Avoid
The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Keeping Chickens lists beneficial plants that act as natural insecticides around chicken coops, as well as poisonous plants to avoid around hens.