How to Raise Chickens - All about Raising Organic, Backyard Chickens
I'll have to give this a try! "Holding her wings against her body, turn the chicken on her back and rest her on a flat surface. She will settle down quickly. Then stroke her belly with slow even strokes. In less than a minute, the chicken will become completely still and she will stay that way. Yes, it is as freaky as it sounds."
Raising chickens? Feed them these herbs for health: garlic & onion; chickweed; dandelion; fennel; wormwood; rue; cleavers; mint; cress; marigold; vervain; comfrey; mullein root; thyme; marjoram; sage; nasturtium; mugwort; goat's rue; gotu kola; parsley. (Don't worry about amounts – chickens will eat only what they need.)
Homestead Revival: Chickens treats in suet feeder keeps them busy
At Bee Sweet Honey Farms LLC., we use poultry to maintain a clean beeyard. Chickens help protect our colonies from mites and other predatory insects; as opposed to using chemicals and pesticides.