Chickens & Cows on the Pasture

August 18, 2010

A cow pie is money, and I like to get it back in the soil “bank” as soon as possible. Of course, I’d rather not spend my time following around the cow with a rake to spread the manure out as soon as it hits the ground. I’ve got chickens lined up to do that job for me.

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Got thin eggshells?

June 8, 2010

In my experience, an egg with a thin shell is a problem that can be easily corrected. In order to put a shell on its egg, the chicken mainly uses calcium, phosphorus & vitamin D. If any one of these factors is missing, the bird will not be able to create a healthy shell.

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Chicken tractors for ducks

April 21, 2010

Our current design for portable pens

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Techniques for natural nesting

April 5, 2010

I’ve had some experiences that might be helpful. You get to decide how it would apply to chickens, since I’ve worked mostly with geese & ducks over the past 5 years.

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