MEALWORM FARM Once you read through 2015, you do not have to go any further to get the most valuable information, plus, I have updated 2015 with any new findings from my experience. From 2016 to current date, is personal notes which may have no relevance or be confusing in their detail. Topics in this page: Short Explaination of Drawer System Glossary of Terms Quick Start Guide My Journal, Part 1: Nov. 1-Dec. 29, 2015 Set-up, Modify and Implement System My Journal, Part 2: Jan. 6, 2016-Jan…
How to build a mealworm farm!
How to build a mealworm farm! this is a video about how to build a self sorting mealworm farm! I built it using 2 storage totes, some screen and a piece of p...
Non-Surgical Bumblefoot Treatment | Tilly's Nest
Learn how to treat bumblefoot in chickens avoid surgery and the use of a scalpel. Learn a non-surgical effective and gentle approach with faster healing.
Morning all, Hope you've all had a wonderful Easter break, full of chocolate and all things yummy. Now, the topic of eggs has reminded me that you haven't yet met my menagerie. We have a small farmlet of sorts. Make that all-sorts, as we seem to accumulate homeless animals. Meet some of my girls... ...ok, so that may be Bunny Williams' hen house and not mine, but hey, I can dream can't I? ..and boys. This is our boy Barney ...and Spicy ..and Hot (goes with Spicy, of course!) and Ava and…
6 Expert Tips For Raising Pastured Poultry
Our family is all about raising our own food. Be it produce or meat, we firmly believe this is the best way that we can ensure that we feed our family the highest quality food possible. Raising our food in the most natural way that we can is also a huge part of that. We choose to raise pastured poultry for our family.
How to Sex Chickens: 6 Ways to Determine Hen Or Rooster
If you’re in the chicken business in any capacity, you likely know how important it is to correctly sex a ... Read more
How to Hatch Chicks with a Broody Hen
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. All opinions are my own. Please see FCC disclosure for full information. Thank you for your support! Do you have a hen who sits persistently on eggs? Some people get frustrated when this happens, but being the frugal and practical homesteader I am, I've learned to embrace this behavior as mostly useful. I don't care for keeping chicks in a brooder, and I dislike the expense of buying fertilized eggs and an incubator. When possible…
Removing Rooster Spurs: Keeping Backyard Chickens and Roosters Safely
Keeping roosters with hens is a great way to help keep your hens safe, provide fertilized eggs and enjoy the morning wakeup calls. Occasionally, rooster spurs can become dangerous for your hens and can get in the way of your rooster's legs and feet. You can safely and painlessly remove rooster spurs at home from your backyard chickens. Removing rooster spurs can help prevent your rooster from harming your hens without removing to rooster from the flock.
Woman (Me) Battles with Hawk to Save Chicken's Life
Northern Goshawk. Courtesy Wikipedia Commons. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. All opinions are my own. Please see FCC disclosure for full information. Thank you for your support! I was outside feeding the chickens - feeling pretty exhausted, actually. I'd removed the feeder from the hen house and walked several feet away to a carport where we keep our chicken feed in a rat-proof container, just like I do every afternoon. On my way back to the coop with a full…
Automatic Chicken Door - Electric
Coop Tender® Internet WiFi Enabled Automatic Chicken Coop Door is a fusion of advanced micro-controller electronics, solid steel drive and time-honored wood craftsmanship. Automatically opens your coop door at dawn and securely closes it at dusk, or schedule door open and close times!Programmable coop door controller: Program custom options, adjust settings and manually override your door.Energy Efficient: Consumes less than 4 watts when plugged into a standard electrical outlet.Connect the…