4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide - The Poultry Pages - Allotment and Vegetable Gardening. Below are pictures of Chicken Droppings kindly donated by our members (the pictures not the poo).
Normal Picture taken by Catsmuvva These last three pictures have shed intestinal lining in them - quite normal, not a cause for concern. Coral coloured Urates These are frequently deposited overnight and are quite normal Oily and Foamy The range of "Normal" is huge :shock: Ceacal These are produced from the caecum of the chicken and are mustard to dark brown froth. Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? Farmers markets move online. It isn’t always easy finding fresh, high-quality food in this country.
Supermarkets with their long, complex supply chains usually offer unripe or subpar produce that leaves a lot to be desired. But the usual alternative methods of provision have distinct limitations. Luckily, technology provides one great answer to this dilemma, opening up an important new avenue for small-scale producers to connect to customers. Only local farms can deliver the very freshest produce. But while the common methods of providing this bounty to consumers—community supported agriculture (CSA) plans and farmers’ markets—are essential components of a revitalizing fresh-food sector, they don’t always provide a sufficiently flexible or robust shopping experience.
CSAs require a large up-front cash layout and lock you into eating whatever happens to be delivered. For quality-minded consumers who would like to support local agriculture, it can be a struggle to obtain the freshest food on a consistent basis. USDA. Welcome to the Biosecurity For Birds website.
Biosecurity for Birds is an initiative to help you keep your birds healthy. On this website, you will find useful information on backyard biosecurity practices you can use in your everyday routine of caring for your birds. You are the best protection your birds have. To keep them healthy, know how to spot contagious bird diseases.
Be sure to follow simple hygiene steps such as keeping cages and equipment clean and not sharing supplies with other poultry owners. Chicken Whisperer Andy Schneider Returns as Campaign Spokesperson Andy Schneider, better known as the Chicken Whisperer ®, is known across the country for his knowledge about raising and keeping backyard poultry safe from disease. Raising BackYard Chickens, Build a Chicken Coop, Pictures of Breeds. Introduction to weed photo gallery - UC Statewide IPM Program. Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.
Hugelkultur Can Create Irrigation-Free Garden Beds. Welcome to Back to Eden Film! Plant Hardiness Zone Map. USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.
The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. For the first time, the map is available as an interactive GIS-based map, for which a broadband Internet connection is recommended, and as static images for those with slower Internet access. Users may also simply type in a ZIP Code and find the hardiness zone for that area. No posters of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map have been printed. Permaculture Media Blog. Raising Chickens 2.0: No More Coop and Run! After years and years of scraping/shoveling/scrubbing chicken poop I now have a system where I don't scrape/shovel/scrub any chicken poop.
After years and years of selling meat/eggs for just a hair more than I paid for the feed, I've almost eliminated feed costs. After years and years of not being able to take a few days away from the chickens, I now have a system where I can go more than a week. At any given time when raising chickens I thought what I was doing at that time was "the best" only later to learn of something I like better.
Now, when somebody asks about my opinion on the way they are raising chickens, I find myself tongue-tied. I see their chickens standing in shit all day, eating feed made from grains (and other things) considered too awful for human consumption. To build a foundation, I need to first explore the other ways that I'm aware of raising chickens. Logic, reason, passion and raising chickens Hooooooo doggy! This document is a work in progress. Permaculture blogs, podcasts and videos by paul wheaton.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:15 — 12.3MB) Lunch time at Base camp is the setting for this podcast with Paul and the group (PB, Emily, Oliver and Sam) discussing life and projects going on at the wheaton laboratories.
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply is mentioned as the sponsor… Read more… Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:25:42 — 19.7MB) Part 4 of the Reverence for bees podcast with Paul and Jacqueline begins with the colony disorder topic and how they both feel it is due to stress. Pesticides/Herbicides are a form of stress as well. AboutHarvest.com A for profit social enterprise, all about food.
Permaculture. What to Plant Now: North Central And Rockies Gardening Region. Good Reading About Your Region Best Tomatoes for North Central and Rockies Region, January 2010 High and Dry Oregon Gardening, December 2001 Homesteading in Northern Minnesota, July 1973 Homesteading in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, January 1983 Wild Horse Plains, Montana, November 1988 Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of: Traverse City, Michigan, August 2008 Moscow, Idaho, August 2008 Viroqua, Wisconsin, August 2008 Northfield, Minnesota, August 2006 St.