Monday, July 13, 2015

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Edible Flowers For Your Chickens

Chicken Tips From Our Junior Blogger

Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a 6-year-old!

Edible Flowers For Your Chickens


Chickens can eat these flowers.  People can eat these flowers, too. At my farm camp we got to eat some of these kinds of flowers, like squash blossoms.  They can be very nutritious!  It is good to feed your chickens these flowers so they don't get sick.  

Nasturtium
Squash Blossoms
Violets
Marigolds
Bee Balm
Roses
Echinacea
Clover Blossoms
Dandelions
Yarrow
Sunflowers
Apple Blossoms
Calendula
Carnations
Chrysanthemums
Citrus Blossoms
Elderberry Blossoms
Geraniums
Hibiscus 
Hollyhock
Impatiens
Lavender 
Lilac
Pansy
Pea Blossoms
Peony
Phlox
Snap Dragon


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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Drop In Egg Production

Chicken Tips From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a 6-year-old!

A Drop in Egg Production



The fireworks that just happened on Saturday may make your chickens not lay as much the next few days.  Fireworks scare chickens and when they are scared they don't like to lay eggs.  To make them feel relaxed and happy you can put some dried herbs in their nesting boxes.  You can also give them treats, cold water and hugs.

There are a lot of other things besides fireworks that can make your chickens not lay as many eggs:

Age
Stress
Molting
Really Hot
Really Cold
Sickness
Broodiness
Egg bound
Egg Eating
Predators
Too Many Chickens in the Coop
Too Many Treats
Not Enough Water
Shorter Days


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