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Flies are a nuisance and they carry disease. Of course you can't spray chemical insect sprays in and around your coop, so natural pest repellents are your best bet.

This simple rack made from a scrap piece of wood is the perfect size to mount above your chicken coop roosting bars or nesting boxes.

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If you had asked me last summer what my go-to, refreshing meal was for a quick lunch or light supper, I would have said a traditional cap...
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So now that the three chickens you originally started with just to provide your family with enough eggs to eat has turned into 25 laying ...
It's been awhile since I've shared a peek inside my chicken coop and attached run, so I thought I would take you on a video ...
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Keep your backyard chickens happy and healthy with a diet chock full of fresh (or dried) herbs. All kinds of culinary herbs and ed...
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Homemade lemonade does take a bit of extra work, but it's SO worth it. Especially when you add the savory/sweetness of some fresh straw...
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Domestic backyard geese lay eggs just like chickens and ducks do. But goose eggs are larger, and more seasonal, which just makes...
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Carrying on a long-standing tradition that my husband's family started when he was a little boy, often in the summer when it's just ...
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Knowing exactly how long to boil an egg is so important because just a few minutes means the difference between a soft and hard boiled egg. ...
Being very low on the food chain, and adhering to a very strict pecking order within a flock, chickens have been programmed to hide th...
Three years ago when I decided to shiplap the interior of my chicken coop , I also created a solid wall divider between the sleeping/laying ...
Three summers ago, I decided to shiplap the interior of my chicken coop . Like most of the country, I was caught up in the phenomenon...
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It's rhubarb season here in Maine! One of our first crops each spring - and a perennial - rhubarb is so easy to grow once you find a sp...
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Geese get a bad rap for creating a lot of poop. But is it warranted?  When we got our first trio of geese last spring, I was really...
Backyard chickens need access to good-quality, balanced layer feed from sun up to sun down every day to ensure their good health and delic...