What Do Chickens Need Over Winter To Stay Healthy? [Podcast]

What Do Chickens Need Over Winter To Stay Healthy? [Podcast]

Winter is coming….are you prepared?

 

This week on What The Cluck?! we talk about the specific steps you should take to help your backyard flock weather the snow, ice, freezing rain, and cold temperatures when Old Man Winter comes around.

 

You’ll learn:

  • What to do to make sure your coop is a safe, warm home for them
  • How to feed your chickens in winter
  • Great boredom busters for those dull, long, wet days

 

 

Links we discuss:

How to Keep Your Chicken’s Water From Freezing

Be sure to grab the downloadable Coop Checklist here

Coconut Oil Suet cakes Recipe

 

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I’d Like to Hear From You!

How do you prepare your chicken coop for winter? Leave a comment below!

 

4 Types Of Poultry You Can Raise With Hens To Be More Self-Sufficient [Podcast]

4 Types Of Poultry You Can Raise With Hens To Be More Self-Sufficient [Podcast]

I’m a big believer that if you have the space, raising more than one type of poultry will help you become more self-sufficient.

 

In addition to chickens, we also raise ducks, quail, and turkeys, and we’ve considered adding guineas and even an emu (although emus can jump well, and require high fencing, and since we already have enough livestock trying to break free on any given day, we dropped the idea).

 

While chickens should be the cornerstone of any homestead, ducks lay better in winter and aren’t susceptible to many diseases chickens suffer from.

 

Turkeys can be a valuable asset if you hatch their eggs, since people will pay a premium for organic, pasture-raised turkey at Thanksgiving.

 

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In this podcast, we discuss 4 other poultry you can raise on your farm, their advantages and disadvantages compared to chickens, and whether you can house them with your hens.

You’ll learn:

 

  • How turkeys, ducks, quail, and guineas can enhance your poultry flock
  • Why each has certain advantages that compliment chickens
  • Some reasons each might not be for you
  • Why I don’t recommend keeping chicks and ducklings together
  • Mistakes we made when starting out our homestead you can avoid

 

 

Links we discuss:

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I’d like to hear from you!

Which poultry would you like to raise with your chickens? Leave a comment below!

Keep Chickens Safe From Predators Using 10 Expert Tips [Podcast]

Keep Chickens Safe From Predators Using 10 Expert Tips [Podcast]

If you’re not sure of the best ways to keep chickens safe from predators, there’s only a few simple rules you should be concerned about.

 

We don’t have too many predators in our area, but I still follow these rules as much as possible. While they won’t cost you very much, they’re still critical to keeping your chickens safe.

 

Who wants to raise a bunch of pullets only to have a predator steal them before they’ve even laid an egg?

 

I sure don’t!

 

Listen to this podcast, and in just 30 minutes, you’ll have a bucketful of ideas to implement today to keep your chickens safe from predators.

 

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You’ll learn:

  • My top 10 tips to keep chickens safe from predators
  • Why 1/2-inch hardware cloth might save your hens’ life
  • The lesson I learned from having to fix a coop in the middle of the night

 

 

Links we discuss:

Where to buy 1/2″ hardware cloth

Where to buy a game camera

How to know what’s killing your chickens

Grab the free checklist + 3 bonus tips

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I’d like to hear from you!

What are your ideas to keep chickens safe from predators? Leave a comment below!