Wednesday, October 22, 2014

(The Garden 2014)

With fall here and winter on the way, I can't help but reminisce about the garden we had this summer. We worked on our yard all summer, put in raised beds, hauled in gravel to go around our fire pit, weeded, mulched, composted and planted...it was a lot of work!






Where do you live? Will you be getting snow this winter?


Monday, October 20, 2014

(The Great and All Powerful Chicken Elixer)

Good Morning!! So excited about today's post, I love experimenting with different recipes and I can't wait to share this one from Fresh Eggs Daily. If you've never read or seen this blog before, head over right now and start :) It's my go to blog for all of my chicken qualms! Here's my take on the recipe, you will need the following:

-Apple Cider Vinegar (which I will now call ACV from this point on)
-Garlic
-A glass Mason Jar
-Various Herbs, I chose what I had available lemon balm, mint, rosemary, thyme, and...hmmm what was the last one? I can't remember...I can see it in the picture just can't remember the name ha!


All my ingredients ready to go.


Just pour your ACV in the jar, add garlic, then herbs, put the lid on, and place in a sunny window :)


Now I will be adding this concoction to my hens water, since I already add straight up ACV to their water for various reasons, I feel like this will be a suped up version with way more health benefits for my girls!

Why do I use ACV?
ACV can act as a mild antiseptic, and helps to produce good bacteria in your hens, I also find it keeps the green scumminess from producing in my waterer. Please note only use ACV in plastic waterers, as it will rust metal ones....Is waterer a real word?

What's up with the herbs?
Herbs have many uses, the ones I chose in particular help to increase overall immune health to my birds :)



Sunday, October 19, 2014

(Chicken Treats)


I've been experimenting with treats lately to see what chickens like and don't like. I've come to the conclusion that they like everything, and only sort of don't like bananas. 

Some of their favourites include; cranberries, avocado, cabbage, boiled eggs, and turkey. Yes they eat their own eggs, and no it's not bad for them. It's perfectly fine :) They need extra protein certain times of the year, and I will not feed them cat food like some people do. Yuck.

Sorry that's not for me. I wouldn't risk my eggs starting to taste like cat food. 



So here are the girls enjoying some Thanksgiving punch garnish leftovers! Right after I fed them this I read a list of do's and don'ts for chicken treats and sure enough citrus was on the list! They seem to be fine...it's been a week and everyone is still alive.


What do your chickens like? How often do you give treats?