chicken-feed

Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

When raising chicks, you want to be sure that they grow healthy feathers. Feathers provide temperature control and protection from the elements. They are essential to your chickens being healthy …

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Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

by Doug Ottinger If you are a poultry owner, there is a good chance you might also have a garden. If your garden is healthy and growing, the weeds are probably doing …

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How to Make Homemade Chicken Feed

By Amy Fewell – Learning how to make homemade chicken feed for layers is just as simple as purchasing pre-made feed from the store, except, it takes a little more …

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Winter Windowsill Herbs for Chickens

By Mel Dickinson — Growing herbs inside is a great way to beat the winter blues. Right now, most of us are bundling up, hunkering down with a cup of …

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Herbs and Pasture Plants for Chickens to Eat

By Amy Fewell – Chickens are the gateway livestock to every homestead, and if you’re a natural chicken keeper, you’ve probably wondered what are some good herbs and plants for …

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Chicken Treats – How to Raise Mealworms and Superworms
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

In my middle school classroom, my students have learned how to raise mealworms, superworms, and Dubia cockroaches for years to be fed to our pet bearded dragon: Bob Ross. During …

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Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

There are lots of edible weeds that grow in most parts of the country including plantain, clover, chickweed, and purslane. Dandelion benefits in a weed salad are numerous and healthy for …

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10 Chicken-Feeding Facts

By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert Some say chickens are simple animals. We say they are amazing! Like humans, though, a wholesome diet can make a big difference. Practicing these …

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Backyard Chickens Provide a Top Omega-3 Source
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of your family’s diet. Many institutions, including Harvard School of Public Health, have listed benefits of consuming enough of this essential nutrient.[1] Traditional …

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What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, …

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