Frugal Husbandry: Take Your Chicken Dollar Further
Chickens / Coop / Management

Frugal Husbandry: Take Your Chicken Dollar Further

The antitheses of Anthropologie’s $3,000 reclaimed lumber A-frame chicken coop is a coop that you make in your own yard with lumber you have reclaimed yourself from an old construction project, broken furniture, or wooden pallets.  A $30 bucket of dried mealworms can be replaced by worms from your own vermiculture bin or homegrown mealworms … Continue reading

10 Foods to Ferment for Chickens
Chickens / Fermented Feed / Management

10 Foods to Ferment for Chickens

Soon after I began fermenting my chickens’ feed, I began experimenting with what I could ferment.  The fermentation process makes nutrients more available, increases digestibility, and promotes beneficial bacteria throughout the digestive tract, so I knew that it wouldn’t hurt to try fermenting foods that I already provided as treats.  (Read about the benefits of … Continue reading