Chart – Activating Nuts
Sarah Wilson, in her Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar program, stresses the importance of activating nuts. This is something I’ve heard of, but have never done. I eat nuts very rarely, as I find …
What to Ask When Picking Up New Chicks
Backyard chicken breeds can lay eggs in many fun colors – from traditional white to olive green and chocolate brown. Click to learn more about breed selection! #test1
Feeding chickens pumpkins: why, how and when.
Pumpkins for chickens: why they're good, what the seeds do, how to feed them - and a recipe for chickens' pumpkin pie! #backyardchickens #pumpkins #pumpkinseeds #backyardchickenfood #chickentreats
10 Ways to Save Money on Chicken Feed
You probably got chickens so you could save money on eggs, right? Learn how to cut costs and save money on chicken feed with these ten tips!
13 Common Chicken Diseases Every Chicken Keeper Should Know About (and How to Treat Them)
If you are a chicken keeper, you should know about these 13 common chicken diseases and how to treat them. That if you don't want your whole flock to die.
The Only Tip You Need ~ Keep Your Chickens Water From Freezing
How To Keep Your Chickens Water From Freezing If you've read any of my previous posts about winter chicken care, you'll know that I am a firm believer in NOT adding electricity to the chicken coop. You can read Why We Don't Add Lights To The Chicken Coop for more details on why not. So, in the snowbelt of Northwestern Pennsylvania, how have I been keeping my chickens from going without fresh water all winter long?? For the past few years I have been giving myself a lot of work! I have two 3…
Get Rid Of Flies In Your Chicken Coop For Happier Hens! | Pampered Chicken Mama: Raising Backyard Chickens
Flies are not only super annoying but they can spread bacteria from chicken to chicken and even get you sick. Here's how to get rid of flies in your chicken coop for a healthier flock.
Why Your Backyard Chickens Will Love Sand in Their Coop
Sand is becoming a very common coop bedding. It's easy to see why. Sand has so many benefits. When used properly, I think it's the perfect bedding.
Dog Crate Bumper Pads Sewing Pattern
Remember this cute photo of Miley and Howie and their custom crate covers? :) (I just feel like I need to warn you, that post is from way back in 2008, so prepare yourself to
Reasons for Missing Feathers on Backyard Chickens | Tilly's Nest
There are many reasons why there are missing feathers on chickens. I teach you reasons why and how to encourage the feathers to regrow.
Raising Backyard Chickens
Chickens are a great addition to any backyard garden experience. We cover some simple coop ideas and management concepts. When you decide to keep backyard chickens, you are investing your time, money, and emotional attachment. The last thing you want is for a bird to die because it flew over a fence and into harm’s […]
Chicken Checkup: DIY Physical Exam
Regular physical exams for chickens are important to their health and longevity because they are masterful at hiding pain, discomfort and weakness. Chickens offer subtle clues when they are under the weather and by regularly spending time with our flocks, we can pick up on signs that they are no ...
Dreaming of a green winter: growing sprouts for your chickens (or yourself!)
We’re in the belly of winter here in southwest Missouri, and there isn’t a dab of green anywhere on the ground. While I’ve always thought that winter brings it’s own beauty,…
Fowl Pox Prevention & Treatment
Fowl pox is a highly contagious viral infection in poultry that causes painful sores on a chicken's skin. Also referred to as Avian Pox, Sorehead, Avian Diphtheria and Chicken Pox, it is unrelated to human chicken pox and cannot be contracted by people from birds. Fowl pox occurs in two forms, Dry and Wet pox and while there is no cure, Fowl Pox can be prevented and the symptoms, treated.