5 High Protein Treats For Backyard Chickens

5 High Protein Treats For Backyard Chickens

Winter is here….and although most backyard chickens weather winter well, you might find yourself worrying about whether they’re getting enough protein. Your flock’s feathers are critical to their health during the winter. Feathers serve some important purposes, including protection from the wind AND keeping your backyard chickens warm. So, providing your hens a diet that’s…

Chickens, Frostbite, & Care

Chickens, Frostbite, & Care

Chickens, frostbite, and cold. These three things don’t necessarily all mix well, do they? Yes, chickens can get frostbite, and yes, they can spring back from it. Every year on our farm, we have to tackle frostbite on combs, wattles, and the occasional toe.   You’d think living in the South, we wouldn’t have chickens getting…

Homemade Car De-Icer Spray That’s Ridiculously Easy To Make
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Homemade Car De-Icer Spray That’s Ridiculously Easy To Make

Homemade car de-icer spray is so easy to make that you’ll never have to buy the commercial stuff again.   Most places in the US are under snow – it’s a fact. And it’s something that makes me miserable, especially since it forces me to take a few extra steps before I can head out…

Keep Your Chicken’s Water From Freezing (Without Electricity)

Keep Your Chicken’s Water From Freezing (Without Electricity)

Let’s face it. It’s pretty hard to keep your chicken’s water from freezing without electricity in the winter.   When the cold arrives, I struggle to keep water from turning into a frozen block.   And without a water heater? Just that much more difficult.   I know many of you are worrying about how…