How does the Easter Bunny make the eggs? Finally the answer to the age-old question.
Wonder how to take care of chickens? The trend of raising urban chickens is surely on the rise. But consider this before keeping BackyardChickens:
- Have a plan now for what you’ll do with your chickens when they stop laying eggs
- Oversize your coop and chicken run, chances are your flock will expand once you get your feet wet
- Be open-minded. There are many uses for chickens: Not just eggs. Let them roam in your yard to take over some of your gardening
The last two rabbit bucks, that were living in single cages, are finally bonded and get to enjoy a bigger run. In the meantime all my meat chickens and most of my older egg layers have been processed, to make room for the new generation.
Our broody Hen has been sitting on seven eggs. She was broody (hormonally “eager” to hatch) even before we gave her some fertile eggs, probably for at least 2 weeks. So towards the end of the hatching process something changed and she snapped out of it. Now her eggs have a bunch of embryos that are so close to hatching… Find out what happens next.
Using a rooster collar reduces the volume of a crowing rooster. It is a constrictive band around the lower neck. One option is to use 2″ Industrial Strength Velcro Tape.
Feeding sprouted grain is a very economical method of supplying green feed to all classes of livestock.
At 25% of the cost, sprouted grains provide more nutrients, as minerals merge with proteins to allow better nutrient absorbtion. All around “Green Fodder” is a healthy living food and easier to digest.
Raising Black Soldier Fly Larvae is useful for highspeed composting and as chicken feed. This protein booster is rich in Omega 3 which makes for healthy eggs. Yes, chickens are carnevores and this is one of their favorite treats. Our chickens get a couple hundreds of these larvae every day. Product used: BioPod Plus, Composting with Soldier Grubs