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This homemade chicken feed recipe formula is one of the simplest options I've seen. I especially love that I can make whatever quantity I need!

Homemade Chicken Feed Recipe • The Prairie Homestead

It can be challenging to find the perfect homemade chicken feed recipe. This simple formula makes it possible to adjust your chicken feed to your own needs.

I love this - a feeder for sprouts!  I'm going to need to make one of these for our outdoor run.

Wheat sprout feeder

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Three things to keep your chickens healthy Apple Cider vinegar 1TBL per gal, Crushed/powdered garlic, and the last of course is DE! a MUST READ!!! Thanks for the info!

Three things to keep your chickens healthy Apple Cider vinegar 1TBL per gal, Crushed/powdered garlic, and the last of course is DE! a MUST READ!!! Thanks for the info!

In their first few days you can sex chickens by looking at their wings. If all the feather tips are even you have a male. If there are two rows you have a female.

Chicks and how to sex them

Homeschooling, Homesteading and Homemaking by Faith through Life`s Ups and Downs.

Chicken Crack - The healthy treat your chickens will go CRAZY for! by Florassippi Girl:

Chicken CRACK - They go CRAZY for it!

Some people go through a lot of effort to make special seed/grain blends to feed to their chickens. I've tried that, but what usually ends up happening is that the chickens just make a HUGE mess picking through all of it to get to what they want. Variety makes for a happy flock, but all of that waste can put a real damper on your feed bill! We had to find a better way. What I like to do with our flock is put laying pellets only in our big feeder, and then every afternoon I bring our girls…

Keep your chicken coop free from rats and mice. No rodents in the coops means healthier birds.

Tips for a Rodent Free Coop - the Imperfectly Happy home

Keep your chicken coop free from rats and mice. No rodents in the coops means healthier birds.

How to tell if your chicken is laying or not. Useful article with good pictures. If you are into this sort of thing.

How to tell if your chicken is laying or not. Useful article with good pictures. If you are into this sort of thing.

Chickens love sprouts - learn how to make them here!

Why sprouting seeds mean happy chickens: 3 steps to success!

Want a healthy, inexpensive treat for your chickens? Here's one that's fun, nutritionally beneficial and easy to make.

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Sunday Chicken Treats - Chickens are a Gateway Animal

If you’re anything like us, you long to move all your animals to a 100% organic diet featuring nutrient rich, non GMO ingredients but your budget has other ideas… This is the situation we’ve found ourselves in. Every time we go to the feed store I inspect the organic chicken feed but invariably we grab …

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.

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.

From Seed to Feed in 8 days: Barley Fodder Sprouting Trials | Paca Pride Guest Ranch

From Seed to Feed in 8 days: Barley Fodder Sprouting Trials

This Spring we are exploring an alternative to how we are feeding our herd (and chickens too!) The idea comes from the notion of fresh sprouts as a “superfood”; if eating sprouts are super healthy…

Train your chickens to come when called, so you can let them out and get them in anytime you want. Also enables you to call them to safety when predators lurk. If you have multiple flocks, you can train each to come to a different call. Very helpful when you have new pullets free ranging with old flock, and need to get each flock to its own coop.

How to Train Chickens to Come When Called

Train your chickens to come when called, so you can let them out and get them in anytime you want. Also enables you to call them to safety when predators lurk. If you have multiple flocks, you can train each to come to a different call. Very helpful when you have new pullets free ranging with old flock, and need to get each flock to its own coop.

Grow your backyard chicken food in a DIY perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money.

15 Plants To Grow That Will Lower Your Chicken Feed Bill

Grow your backyard chicken food in a DIY perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money.

Chicken Roosting Bars

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars - Backyard Poultry

Add to Favorites One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off …

Natural Lice and Mite Prevention: Using Herbs in the Nest Box.  Grow a blend of lavender, chamomile, bay leaves, oregano, peppermint, tansy, wormwood, marigold petals, spearmint, & catnip.  put in nest boxes.  This formula is antibacterial, anti-parasitic, calming, soothing & healing for chickens. Also mint to repel mice!

Natural Lice and Mite Prevention: Using Herbs in the Nest Box

By Sue S. For years I've been aware of the health benefits of using fresh and dried herbs in a variety of settings. Since beginning to raise chickens, I've also read and heard of so many benefits of various herbs used in natural chicken husbandry, that I am determined to plant a variety of herbs for fresh use this next spring. I love the idea of allowing the chickens to freely choose greens from a garden area that includes various herbs that are rich in vitamins and minerals as well as…