Coccidiosis in Chickens

Coccidiosis in Chickens

Chicks are extremely vulnerable to illness the first 8 weeks of their life, so it's important to make sure that you're giving your chicks the proper nutrients the first few weeks of their life. It's important to give your chickens proper nutrients and vitamins throughout their life, but chick-hood should be a large significance. Cocci [...]

Crushed Eggshells for Chickens

Crushed Eggshells for Chickens

Laying hens require a lot of calcium to produce strong eggshells, and if they have an insufficient amount, they will leach calcium from their bones, which can lead to breaks, so it's important to give your flock calcium supplements. On another note, remember chicks don't need extra calcium because it can actually damage their kidneys. [...]

What’s Been Clucking Around My Coop Lately

What’s Been Clucking Around My Coop Lately

I haven't exactly been 'present' on here lately. I mean, I've been posting a few things, but they haven't been the kind of eye-catching content that is really enjoyable to read. Alright, I've been slacking. Yep. Slacking. I had a little sit down with myself the other day, thinking, what can I do differently that would make [...]

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Chickens

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Chickens

Apple Cider Vinegar is used by people as a way to lose weight, assist in diabetic problems, killing bacteria, and cleaning, but it's also my go-to for my chickens. It's one of the best things to add to their water, and they seem to actually prefer the taste of ACV over any other supplement. Not [...]

All about Diatomaceous Earth, Does it Live Up to the Hype?

All about Diatomaceous Earth, Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Diatomaceous Earth has been studied as a mite prevention in chickens, but just how good is at preventing pests? Here's the scoop on DE and how it works. What is it Made of? DE is made of the fossilized remains of aquatic animals called diatoms. The diatoms contain silica, which has been studied to help [...]

Scratch Grains and When They Should be Used

Scratch Grains and When They Should be Used

You can buy scratch grains from almost any feed store that sells chicken supplies, or you can make your own, and they're relatively cheap either way. Scratch grains make a perfect treat for your chickens, and they love it! It's especially good to give them in the winter time, but I'm sure your flock wouldn't [...]

Treat Time, What Makes a Good Treat?

Treat Time, What Makes a Good Treat?

Chickens love treats, there's no doubt about that, but there is a few things that chickens shouldn't eat. Not only that, but treats should only be about 10% of their diet. With that being said, it still is a good idea to give your chickens little treats to keep them entertained, and I think your [...]

Nesting Box Curtains, Why They’re a Good Idea and an Easy DIY

Nesting Box Curtains, Why They’re a Good Idea and an Easy DIY

Ok, so maybe you're looking at your screen right now and thinking, "Curtains in a chicken coop?", but I promise you, they do have a reason! Not only that, but for y'all who enjoy a good DIY project (myself included!), these are perfect for your coop. You can go all out and sew up some [...]