Many times people ask us how we care for our chickens in winter weather. We are happy to share our experiences with you so that… Read More »Heated Water for Chickens in Winter Weather
Providing laying hens with some supplemental light in the chicken coop during the long fall and winter days will help them with egg production. Many… Read More »Chicken Coop Supplemental Lighting for Egg Laying in Winter
Buy Bulk Egg Cartons to Save a Few $$
Nobody wants to go out and buy egg cartons, but some people who sell a lot of eggs are forced to find some way of obtaining them once all their friends and family run out of egg cartons and you can no longer recycle them.
It helps to mention that you sell eggs or have chickens everywhere you go, whether you end up selling eggs or not because many people will surprise you with dozens of egg cartons for free! These are the best kind to use, especially around the farm. At Wild Heaven Farms, we collect our eggs everyday into egg cartons so that we have less chance of breaking them.Read More »Buying Bulk Egg Cartons on the “CHEEP”
This picture of my Easter Egger hen was taken this morning as I stoked the fire in the barn. It has gotten over 150 likes so far in the group Appalachian Americans on Facebook so I thought I’d do a little write-up about Bugsy Blue for anyone who wanted to read it.
(edited to add: This picture now has over 170 likes and I’m not even done writing this post!)
Please meet Bugsy Blue the Easter Egger hen and Heather, my 2015 graduate who used this chicken as a propRead More »Bugsy Blue- My Easter Egger Hen
The first winter here at Wild Heaven Farms was pretty mild for us and the freezing water bowls weren’t that big of an issue. We did only have the 2 coops that we were maintaining at that time.
The next two winters were horribly cold! We broke records for so many days with the coldest temperatures in a row. We had also grown each year so being able to keep the chickens in water was quite a challenge.
We are always learning as we go, as many people who have started a farmstead do. The first really cold year we ran an extension cordRead More »The Best Tip for Surviving the Cold with Chickens
Here is a handy reference chart that shows all of the different animal tracks that can be found around the farm. These animal prints are not shown in actual size but a size reference is given on the chart.
As you can see lots of the animal tracks areRead More »Identifying Animal Tracks Around the Farm