1. Make a healthy salad necklace/garland.
2. Use a feather duster to mimic a mama hen’s warmth.
3. Put some seeds, dried fruits, or veggies in a wiffle ball and let your chickens peck their hearts out.
4. On a hot day, freeze chicken treats in a block of ice. It’ll keep ’em happy for hours.
5. Make “magic water” for your baby chicks — a concoction of warm water, honey, apple cider vinegar, and smashed garlic.
6. Turn your chickens into musical geniuses by mounting a toy xylophone.
7. For a calcium-rich alternative to oyster shells, bake and crush egg shells instead.
8. Build a mess-free chicken feeder with a plastic bucket.
9. Make your own chicken egg incubator for under $20, using a styrofoam crate and a light bulb.
10. Keep your chickens healthy with this all-natural, immune-boosting blend that will keep parasites away.
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Between the polar vortex and the mud, our chickens have been battling the elements. In our area, it's gone from cold to warm and back to cold again. (Think: 20 degrees to 70 for a few days to 50 again). . This means their tiny digestive systems are in overdrive. We've been battling that, the cold, and supporting their guts with WormBGone. . This blend is perfect for winter – it supports healthy digestive system function AND because rosemary, chili, and paprika are key ingredients, it can help the fluffy butts stay warm. . The spiciness of these herbs are traditionally used to increase blood flow and circulation – which can increase warmth. (Without potentially causing a fire) . And if there's any parasites they've happened to pick up, the wormwood and other ingredients are traditionally used to battle parasites! . This is one of my most popular blends – for a good reason!
11. These PVC chicken feeders are cheap, simple, and actually kind of attractive.
12. Give your chickens a taste of summer with this corn cob on a wire.
13. A simple roasting pan can be turned into a cooling ice bath for your chickens.
14. Leftover lobster carcasses make great chicken treats (cooked only).
15. Plant perennials, like currants and gooseberries, for free chicken food.
16. Hang a pumpkin for your chickens to peck at.
17. You can do something similar with a head of cabbage.
18. This might sound wild, but hanging an old CD from twine could keep wild birds like sparrows out of your chicken coop.
19. You can hack your chicken eggs to make the yolks more yellow by feeding them marigolds.
20. Make a chicken “flock block” that they’ll go nuts for.
21. Repurpose a rabbit/guinea pig hay ball to create a hanging treat.
22. Use an old wine bottle as a grit feeder.
23. Use some strong tree branches to supplement your chicken gym.
25. Repurpose old tires to use as easy DIY dust baths.
26. Drill some holes into plastic water bottles filled with corn.
27. Water + vinegar + lemongrass essential oil in a spray bottle is your ultimate DIY chicken coop cleaner and deodorizing spray.
28. Freeze corn (or chopped berries) for a yummy summer treat.
29. This DIY no-waste feeder cost less than $25 and took less than 20 minutes to put together.
30. Make an A-frame cover for your chickens’ water cooler so that 💩 doesn’t get in their water.
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Via @5rfarmoregon… "Just some of the fellas hanging out by the water cooler. 😆 I'd also like to point out the cool A-frame waterer cover the hubs made. If it weren't for this cover there would be 💩 in the water! Score one for the humans! 🙌🙌" #turkeysofinstagram #backyardturkeys #heritageturkey #farmlife #instachicken #raisingchickens #poultryofinstagram #backyardpoultrymag #iamcountryside #poultrypose #chickensofig #chickensofinstagram