When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs? (And Why They Stop)

When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs? (And Why They Stop)

Let’s face it, most of us start raising chickens in order to have fresh eggs daily. The question of the day is “when do these freeloaders start paying rent?” If you’ve had your chickens for a couple of months or more and haven’t enjoyed collecting eggs for your morning breakfast, you’re not alone. We have…

Duck Pest Control – Working with Ducks in the Garden

Duck Pest Control – Working with Ducks in the Garden

I read a permaculture article that said slug issues in the garden weren’t due to too many slugs, but to a lack of ducks. That’s what triggered the purchase of the Duck Patrol. Some of you know our duckies from other posts or their Instagram feed. In this article, we’ll talk specifically about using duck…

What to Feed Chickens – Do’s and Don’ts for a Healthy Chicken Diet

What to Feed Chickens – Do’s and Don’ts for a Healthy Chicken Diet

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the pile of interesting scraps on the other side of the road, of course! Commercial producers feed a highly controlled diet to their birds, and there are good reasons for that. Backyard hobbyists and homesteaders love to give treats to their girls. We’ll talk about…

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock – Quality Natural Poultry Care
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The Small-Scale Poultry Flock – Quality Natural Poultry Care

I recently had the pleasure of reading “The Small-Scale Poultry Flock – An all natural approach to raising chickens and other fowl for home and market growers” by Harvey Ussery. This book is overflowing with detailed information on every aspect of natural poultry care. It’s a worthwhile investment for new poultry people and experienced growers…