Sad news today – a fox got into the chicken run overnight and took some of the flock.
Yesterday I showed a friend how to kill, pluck and clean a chicken.
It took a long time, but I finally finished digging the swale across the back of my shed. With mango, banana, coffee, loquats, sweet potato, taro and more it should be a productive little area soon!
A cheap and simple home-made chicken processing station. It also doubles as a very handy outdoor sink for washing vegetables, plant pots and tools.
If you want to clear a large area of land with little effort, you can’t beat a pig tractor!
How to build an automatic chicken coop door opener, the world’s fanciest chicken coop, Kiama Community Garden’s new blog, backyard aquaponics, and Fresh the movie.
You get a lot of variations in the size, shape and colour of eggs between different breeds of chickens and ducks. There’s a fair bit of natural variation within a breed, and even with eggs from the same bird. Here’s a lineup of some recent eggs we’ve collected.
Some ideas for food, medicinal and other useful plants you can place in and around your chicken run for healthy, happy chickens.
What I’ve been reading about this week – worming pigs naturally, butchering pigs, sustainable display homes, KiamaSphere, Book Depository, modern homesteading, how to freeze eggs, and the solar nest.
Here’s an awesome YouTube video about Novella Carpenter’s urban farm in West Oakland (California, USA). It’s got a lot of great info applicable to growing food and raising animals (for eggs, meat and dairy) in suburban and urban areas.