Raising Baby Chicks for Beginners
Want to get started with raising baby chicks for meat or eggs? Here is a guide to everything you need to know from how to set up the brooder, and a list of supplies you'll need to raise baby chicks.
Anyone have pictures of their duck shelters?
Does anyone have pictures of their ducks, shelters, pens, or coops (don't know if coop is a term used for chickens and ducks) I have a shed I wanted to use...
Magic Water for Baby Chicks - this beautiful farm life
MAKING MAGIC WATER FOR BABY CHICKS IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO ENSURE NOT ONLY THEIR SURVIVAL BUT THEIR LONG TERM HEALTH.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar For Chicken Health
So, what are the benefits of apple cider vinegar for chicken health? At first, I didn't understand what the apple cider vinegar does to chickens.
What Do Chickens Eat? A Chicken Treat Chart
Perplexed as to what treats you can feed your chickens? Here's what you can feed your chickens daily, weekly and what never to feed them!
3 Benefits of Using Diatomaceous Earth for Chickens - Audrey's Little Farm
There are so many benefits of using diatomacous earth for chickens. If you have not yet used it, try it out it now. It kills parasites, removes odor, and...
On Hitching Post Lane, Inspiration for home and garden, DIY Chick Brooder
In preparation for my first flock of chicks I built this brooder. I had no idea what to expect or how fast they would grow but this was quite sufficient for the first 3 weeks. I searched for the largest tote I could find and settled on a Rubbermaid 54 gal tote. I cut the…
10 Chicken Supplies from the Dollar Store
Shop at the dollar store for these chicken supplies and save money. Frugal chicken keeping ideas for all stages of chicken keeping from chick to hen.
Make sure to choose a home that they will fit as they grow
As your chicks grow so must their home. Make sure to have enough room for them to move to prevent henpecking. When chicks outgrow their home.
An Easy and Affordable Poultry Pen
Build this portable poultry pen in an afternoon using only simple hand tools. It’s just the right size for a small yard, but you’ll find lots of uses for it around the homestead, too.
Don’t Feed Your Chickens This: a Printable
I am constantly tempted to feed our chickens table scraps. I hate throwing things in the trash, so it seems logical to me that I can divert some of our half-eaten meals to the ladies in the backyar…
Raising Chicks- Brooder Set Up: the essentials - The Pioneer Chicks
Raising Chicks- brooder set up: learn what essentials there are for setting up a safe and clean brooder for raising baby chicks in!
Easy DIY Chick Brooder Box
Well, it’s been about 3 weeks since we got our chicks, and they love their chick brooder!! This DIY chick brooder is super simple to make and can accommodate up to 15 chicks. I was super exci…
Easy DIY Heat Lamp Stand for your Chicken Brooder - Little Red Farmstead
Once I got my chicken brooder box all set up, the first thing I did was test the lighting. One week old baby chicks need to have their heat lamps set at about 95ºF, then have the temperature decreased by about 5* per week after that as they grow. I set up my heat lamp with the 250-watt red heat bulb from Tractor Supply, and I put it directly onto the chicken wire top on the brooder box to start … the thermometer I placed on the floor of the brooder under it read 120ºF! Next I tried a…