It’s almost time for my baby chicks to arrive and the brooder is ready! When it comes to building a chick brooder, it’s easy to make a simple brooder. I truly intended to do just that. As the project progressed, I added more and more. The result was an epic, double-decker brooder that will keep […]
Chances are, if you have palm trees, citrus, a garden or chickens, vermin will come sniffing around. Our neighbor tented their house and the rats came over to our place. Then they stayed for the all-you-can-eat organic buffet, called my garden. I have learned more than I ever wanted to know about roof rats and I hope you will benefit from my experience. They are nasty little creatures and definitely not anything you want around your food. Here’s why they come, how to prevent them and some definite reasons to do so!
Marek’s Disease claimed 2/3 of my flock in a single week. Months later, I had a healthy, happy flock despite the horrible experience starting out. This post walks you through my experience, my research and measures I take to keep everyone healthy. I’ve even included a quick reference guide for you to use at the […]
I tend to be what I like to refer to as “well prepared”. I thought about starting a blog/website for over a year before I did it. I researched everything from origins to diet and training for 6 months before I got a puppy. Getting backyard chickens was a 9 month process before I nailed […]
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