raising quail

Raising Quail – Alternative Small Space Production

Alternative farming enterprises and especially those that fit into small scale farms and homesteads are gaining lots of interest lately. Raising quail is one such enterprise that is becoming more and more popular. And there is a good reason for…

Safe Feeding and Chicken-Proofing your Yard

Safe Feeding and Chicken-Proofing your Yard

I am often asked questions regarding foods and plants that are poisonous for chickens. There is a very long lists of plants that are potentially poisonous to chickens. And I say potentially because the chickens have to actually eat these…

Niacin Deficiency in Young Waterfowl

Niacin Deficiency in Young Waterfowl

Different species and types of birds have different nutritional needs. This seems really simple and obvious, yet sometimes in the hubbub of feeding a group of young birds people find that they haven’t paid as much attention to what feed…

Bedding for Baby Chicks

Bedding for Baby Chicks

What to use as bedding for your baby chicks is an important consideration. Pine wood shavings are an obvious choice, but there are other things to consider before you fill your brooder with pine shavings. I usually wait until my…

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