Homemade Suet Blocks for your Chickens or the Wild Birds Don't throw away the grease leftover from cooking burgers, steaks, meatloaf or bacon! You can use it to make homemade suet blocks for your chickens or the wild birds. They will love it and during the winter, they really can use the energy that the fat provides.
Poop scoop. 2 inches of coarse sand in the coop. You’d be surprised at how this eliminates the smell! And I only scoop twice a week – still no smell. Twice a year – January and again in July – I take out all the sand and start over. During the July cleaning, I pick a hot day to scrub it down with soap and water… and the earlier the better, so it has time to dry before I replace the sand. No one will ever know I have chickens.
Chicken Run Landscaping - "She has some great info, with pictures, of what types of bushes, shrubs and flowers you can plant that are not toxic to chickens AND that they won't eat. ...because apparently, they will eat quite a few plants. She also tells you why these particular plants are beneficial to the chickens."
My flock enjoys the many benefits of free-ranging all year long, but in winter, their green, lush, nutritious plant supply is often buried underneath unreasonable amounts of snow, so I decided to experiment with supplementing their diet and their daily entertainment docket with sprouted grains. Sprouts are whole grains or seeds that are grown with water before being fed to the chickens. Sprouting grains is an easy way to provide chickens with fresh, nutritious greens any time of year with…
What's the Scoop on Chicken Poop? The digestive system examined.
Chicken poop; we don't speak of it at the water cooler at work, but we do here in the chicken world because it is important. The appearance of chickens' droppings are often one of the first signs of disease and illness. It is not as important to memorize every affliction that can cause a chicken's droppings to be abnormal, but it is essential to be able to recognize abnormal poop and know what to do about it.