Animal Care - Hobby Farms
When it comes to your chickens’ health, providing a safe, clean, predator-proof environment for your flock and making sure they have access to nutritious feed and fresh water go a long way.
Chicken Coop 101: Thirteen Lessons Learned
You can make a chicken coop from just about anything. I've seen rabbit hutches, tool sheds, and portions of barns turned into areas for chickens. But is the coop functional? If you're lucky enough to start from scratch, here are a few things we've learned you might want to take into consideration. If you have a coop but it's just not working quite as you hoped, this article may give you a few simple ideas to change. The photo above of the little red shed was the existing chicken coop and…
4 Benefits of a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens
Unless you plan to breed or show your birds, you'll probably be happier with a flock of mixed breeds. If you choose breeds carefully, It will be easier to tell the chickens apart as individuals, tell who's laying well, who's laying poorly, and who's laying abnormal eggs. You can also plan for steadier year round egg production, and for one or two broody prone hens to hatch eggs and raise chicks, while the rest of the flock lays well.
Raising Mealworms for Chickens
Mealworms are the larval form of the mealworm beetle. They go through four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. My chickens love them. I also feed them to my quail and pigeons as well as put them in my wild bird feeders. Need worms for fishing? I can help you out. Mealworms are so easy to raise. They require very little attention. Start out with a plastic container, some wheat bran, and a few mealworms. I started my worms out in a small plastic donut container. I now have them in a…
How Much Should You Plant In Your Garden To Provide a Year’s Worth of Food
Not long ago, people had to think about how much to grow for the year. They had to plan ahead, save seeds, plant enough for their family, preserve enough. It was not just a hobby for them. It didn’t take up a 4 foot by 4 foot square in their backyard, next to the beautifully fertilized lawn. It was their yard. Planning your garden in advance can help you to enjoy home grown food all year round…but how much do you need to plant?
Our gable roof chicken coops come with roost bars, nest boxes, and a removable cleaning tray. You can choose between barn red and forest green for the roofing color. Our coops are built with you and your chicken in mind. They are extremely easy to clean for you and very secure for your chickens. To place an order go to our order page. Additional information at the bottom of the page.
Dorset Ranger Six Chicken Coop
The Dorset Ranger Six Chicken Coop with a 6ft Run. A top quality chicken coop with all the superb build finish and attention to detail that you expect in a Flyte so Fancy Henhouse.This coop is just so easy to move around the garden, you will be amazed at how light and mobile it is. See our YouTube video (back one page) for just how this ingenious design can work for you.A very strong unit, it is designed to be easily counter-balanced when lifting the end of the run so it can be wheeled…
Homemade Soy-Free Corn-Free Chicken Feed With Whole Grains | Garden Betty
Garden Betty's homemade whole grain chicken feed just got better. This new recipe is corn-free (as well as soy-free) and makes the perfect feed for your favorite layers.
10 Ways to Save Money on Chicken Feed
Raising chickens can get expensive but these 10 cheap chicken feed ideas will help you save money and most of them require very little of you!