that's a good question. I think it depends on the role the chickens play in your life. Some see them as livestock and others consider them pets, similar to their cats/dogs. For me, my chickens are somewhere in the middle.
if they're little chicks it probably won't be a problem. We put our little chicks in an open, really big. rubbermaid bin filled with bedding, water, food and a heat lamp. If you're going to keep them outside when they're really small…"
"Wow! I think you've made everything I could have thought of. The dehydrated oranges are delicious!
On a side note, if you ever have any more tangelos or other oranges to spare, feel free to e-mail me and I'd love to swing by and take them off your…"
"That's a good question! In my opinion, a simple and functional coop is perfect. I've also seen some beautiful, and inexpensive, coops. So I think you can have both. For us, we converted an old shed into a coop and closed off half of the back…"
"There are loads of chickens in Glendale in residential communities (of course in the horse properties). I think most of us are just on the down low.
Hey--speaking of that. I signed on because my black Astrolorp, that I know is a hen as it lays…"
We've had a similar experience with ants this summer, too. They've been terrible. Ants are all around the coop and make it very difficult and unpleasant to be inside for any period of time. Just going in to change the water or give them…"
"This has been a nasty, nasty year for ants at our place. We have the little sweet ants that love to get the sweets from the aphids that they're raising on our garden, and we have the fire ants that give an evil bite! There are mid-sized ants that…"
"DE is non toxic. In fact you can dust the chickens themselves to control mites. The only thing you don't want to do is breathe it in, but the amount you will need won't be a problem. I buy it by the pound at the feed store. It helps with flies…"
"I'm another Laura with the same problem! My ants are coming across the property line from a neighbor's yard, and I have been battling them all summer. Big ones, small ones, red ones, black ones. (Did Dr. Suess ever consider a story about ants?) …"
"I have it in my coop. Works fine. It's my understanding that it is a natural substance that will not harm your chickens, as long as it is lightly applied to the ground (a dusting). Maybe someone else knows about the toxicity."