The Easy Way to Raise Mealworms
I have been raising mealworms for about six months now. In this article, I will show you how to raise the worms easily and without making all the mistakes I made.
Can Chickens Eat Bamboo?
Chickens are omnivores that love to peck at anything edible. As a poultry farmer or backyard chicken keeper, it is essential to provide your birds with a balanced and nutritious diet to ensure their good health and productivity. While chickens can consume a wide variety of foods, some of them may be harmful or toxic. In this article, we will explore whether or not chickens can eat bamboo and its potential benefits and risks.
Wholesome homemade chicken feed, without sweat, tears, a calculator, or deep pockets.
I started keeping chickens in 2017, and initially fed them entirely commercial feed. My aim is to have happy, healthy birds; it is not to get maximum eggs or meat from them, and I am a retired academic, so I research deeply into almost everything I do. This article records the fruit of some 5 years of reading, sourcing foodstuffs, experimenting, and other nerdy activities that most people have neither the time nor the inclination to undertake.
Growing Fodder For Chickens
Imagine transforming simple grains into a lush, green feast that is not only highly nutritious but also cost-effective. This captivating journey into growing fodder for chickens unveils the secrets behind sprouting grains and turning them into a powerhouse of fresh and vibrant greens. Join me as we explore the benefits, methods, and incredible rewards of cultivating this living superfood for our flock.
Feeding Options at Different Life Stages
There are so many choices involved in feeding your flock and it can be difficult to decide what to feed and when. This is not meant to be a guide to feeding chickens, simply an overview of all feed options that are appropriate at different ages. This article is meant to provide a basic outline for you to further research what feed will be best for your flock.
How Do You Make A Chicken Feeder In Less Than 60 Seconds Easy!
Do you or any of your friends ever go to Costco and buy those 100 pack of blank DVDs? Did you know you can make a chicken feeder effortlessly in less than 60 seconds from the plastic container? Find out how!
How To Make Your Own Automatic Waterer
Any chicken keeper knows how important fresh clean water is to your flock. This automatic water device keeps the water CLEAN first and foremost, and it never runs out! What's even greater is you only need 4 items to make one for yourself!
Raising Dubia Roaches for Your Chickens
I know what you're thinking, roaches?! Yuck! You mean the things that infest houses and are ridiculously hard to kill? But these are not the cockroaches you are imagining. These are Dubia roaches. They are very nutritious. They are an excellent source of protein - they are 36% protein, which is great if you're trying to get the protein intake of your birds up, such as during a molt or if they've lost weight and need to gain it back. So let's talk about why and how you should raise them!
How to Make a Chicken Feeder Out of a Bucket or Barrel
This article will explain how to make a simple feeder out of a barrel! Here's What You Will Need: 5-30 gallon barrel Elbow pipes It's very simple to make and we will show you how!
Feeding Your Flock "Off The Grid"
Ever wondered what you would do to feed your flock should circumstances arise which prevented you from purchasing pre-bagged formulated feed from the feed store. Hurricanes, floods, forest fires, other natural disasters, the world's shaky economy, any one of these scenarios could have you improvising on feeding your flock for a few weeks or months. Here we share some ideas on new foods you may want to incorporate into your flock's diet.
Creating Your Own Fodder System
What's great about growing fodder is you don't need any soil, any fertilizer or any chemicals. And its really cheap! Just an old rack, a bunch of dollar store finds - our system cost $20 for containers + less than $12 for 10 pounds of seed. Then you need a little over a week to go from seed to feeding.
Herbs, Flowers and Weeds for Chickens
Chickens are scavengers. Foragers. Omnivores. They eat herbs, flowers and weeds along insects and worms. They dig in the ground for foods they like. If allowed access, chickens will eat greens and bugs every day, all day. It makes us happy to see them happily pecking in the yard. In this article, we will be discussing what weeds, herbs and flowers are good for your flock, which ones you should avoid and which ones have special, healthy benefits. #Chickens #Herbs #Flowers #Weeds
How To Raise Mealworms
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because they need them, but because they love them. It's very easy to do and once set up they are virtually maintenance-free and very inexpensive. I give my girls a hand-full or so a day; they think fresh mealworms are the best treat in the world.