Diatomaceous Earth has long been known for its pest-repelling qualities. Even though it is a very fine powder and soft to our touch, on a microscopic level it is very abrasive and actually cuts the exoskeletons of insects. The damage to their protective exoskeleton is enough to dry out and kill the insect.
Gardening and chickens go together as well as peanut butter and jelly! Chances are if you’re into raising chickens, you probably also have a green thumb, or maybe you at least want to have a green thumb but maybe haven’t had much luck gardening in the past. Chickens can help!
When building a chicken coop, the hardest and most expensive part is usually building the structure itself. The size of the coop, location, materials available, and your budget all need to be taken into consideration when building a new coop. When converting a horse stall into a chicken coop, this hard part is mostly all already done!
In this coop tour, Amanda and Sarah from the Customer Service Remote Team are at Sarah’s farm to show you their new heritage turkey poults and give you a tour of Sarah’s coops.
Marie raises her Cornish cross meat birds in this chicken tractor set up. She raises 8 batches a year of 25 birds at a time, and this year she is trying all females instead of a straight run mix. So far she has noticed that the females tend to be less pushy at feeding time than the males.
In this coop tour, Jess from the Remote Customer Service Team shows us her summer coop set up, how she deals with the challenges of their location, and how she protects her chickens and ducks from predators.
The days are getting shorter, football season has arrived and before long winter will be upon us. Is your chicken coop ready? Here’s a list of things I do to prepare my laying flock and their housing for the cold months ahead.
When you have animals, some extra planning has to be done for their care while your on vacation. Check out our chicken owners guide to taking a vacation!
If you’ve owned chickens or other poultry for more than a few years, you’re probably familiar with the fact that there are a multitude of predators that want access to your flock. It’s certainly devastating to find a nighttime predator has attacked your flock while you slept.
Spring is time to plant your garden. While you are preparing and planting your garden, now is a great time to plant a garden for your chickens. Your chickens will love to graze their own garden and will benefit from the nutrients from the plants.
Happy Earth Day from Meyer Hatchery! If you own chickens and also like to garden discover the benefits of poultry manure.
Spring is here, and that means time for spring cleaning your chicken coop! After the long winter, a chicken coop is in need of a good cleaning.
Our very own Amanda tried raising rainbow rangers for the first time, and she shared her story with us! Come see her impression of the rangers!
An update on what it has been like using the deep litter method for keeping the coop clean and creating, essentially, a compost.
Interested in raising meat chickens? Learn about our chicken tractor set-ups and how raising meat chickens in a chicken tractor can be of benefit.
The Deep Litter Method is a great approach to this that not only cuts down on time and labor but incorporates well with your garden and homestead.
Whether you are a beekeeper interested in adding chickens to your homestead, or you are a poultry enthusiast interested in beekeeping, you might have a lot of questions whether or not it is possible.
Chicken coops can be made easily, and should be at the top of your list when considering chickens! Here are some easy plan ideas to follow