Chickens And Gardens

chickens and gardening

If you raise chickens and you’re not incorporating them into your garden maintenance, you might be missing out on a fantastic win-win! Wondering if it’s worth starting a garden and employing your chickens to help out with the maintenance? We have been gardening with chickens for years now and I want to tell you, there are definitely pro’s and con’s.

PROS TO HAVING CHICKENS IN THE GARDEN

Lets start with considering some of the… [Read More]

Everything You Need To Know About Chicken Combs (Varieties, Colors and More)

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The vast majority of chickens have combs, but why is that?

It is a very unique and important part of the chicken as we shall learn. The first ‘combs’ were found on the dinosaur remains of the Edmontosaurus (one of the last dinosaurs on Earth).

Today we are going to explore exactly why chickens have combs, what sort of comb types there are, and how to keep those combs healthy.

What Is… [Read More]

Chicken Diseases: 5 Common Flock Problems And How To Treat Them

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Today’s topic is common disease and problems found in your flock that you can usually treat at home.

Some of the diseases and problems that can plague chickens are easily dealt with at home using common remedies that you likely have in your medicine chest.

As we all know, running off to the veterinary every time something occurs is expensive and often happens on ‘off’ hours or weekends.

So in this article we discuss the… [Read More]

Poultry Waterer: Which Is Best For Your Flock?

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Chicken waterers are an essential part of your equipment for flock care. You can find them in farm stores and online – but so many choices, which do you choose?

We are here to help you decide which will be the best type for your flock and your circumstances.

You have gravity waterers, nipples waterers, chicken cups, automatics but which one is best?

In this article we will explain the pros and cons of… [Read More]

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hatching Eggs

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That time of year is almost upon us again – hatching season!

Many of us get the hatching bug and long to hatch out some of our own chicks – after all, they are very fuzzy, cute and endearing.

In our guide below we cover everything you need to know about hatching eggs; from setting up the incubator to what to do on hatching day, we have it all covered.

Choosing Between an Incubator and… [Read More]