Category: Poultry & Bees

Using Coffee Grounds as Chicken Coop Bedding

A discussion about why I love using coffee grounds as chicken coop litter and how I’ve started obtaining and processing my own coffee grounds for free.

A Protein, Fat, and Cost calculator for Homemade Chicken Feed

To save time in scrolling you can click HERE to check out the calculator, but I encourage you to read this page at least once. This is a link to Google Spreadsheet. You cannot edit it as is, but you can download it as… Continue Reading “A Protein, Fat, and Cost calculator for Homemade Chicken Feed”

How to Store Fresh Farm Eggs

I sell the occasional carton of eggs, and a frequent question I receive regarding my eggs is about refrigeration. Should you refrigerate farm eggs? I’m going to address that for you today. Here’s the Short Answer: This post will go into some detail, with… Continue Reading “How to Store Fresh Farm Eggs”

Chickens: Why deep-litter composting doesn’t work (for me) and benefits of using a dropping board

When I first obtained chickens, I had four: three hens and a rooster. I eagerly scoured the internet and library reference books in an effort to learn everything I could about chickens. I want the very best for my birds! In terms of coop… Continue Reading “Chickens: Why deep-litter composting doesn’t work (for me) and benefits of using a dropping board”