Sifting Through the Soil - A Simple Soil Science Test

soil1Like many gardeners, I tend to focus my efforts at ground level. I weed, water, and mulch on a regular basis. I replace plants that don't make it through various weather stressors and give a little TLC to those that did. But it turns out the interactions under the soil may be at the root of much that goes right—and wrong—for my lawn, trees, flowers, plants and vegetables.

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Why did my chicken lay a shell-less egg?

shelless eggRecently we discovered a shelles egg in the chicken coup. It was laid on the floor amidst wood shavings instead of one of the regular beds they use to lay eggs. Calcium intake is solid. Nutrients are there too. So, what was the reason? We think that it was one of the first eggs laid by our BayBee chick because the rest of the eggs laid have solid shells. We found some helpful information in this regard and sharing it with you in this article.

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Wound Care for Chickens In Emergencies

wound care chickensAs it happens, when we expect something (or not expecting at all) the least - it happens. Murphy's Law. It happened last night at 9 PM when one of our chickens' toe was bleeding. She had high temparture and in pain. Other chicks were concerned as well hovering around her and making unhappy sounds. Urgently we searched on-line on how to take care of the wound. Browsing through multiple articles, we came across the forum where one of the most valuable adivce was posted. We would like to share it with our Community, so in case that happens to either of you - you know what to do to heal your "girls."

The post that we are sharing is not intended as a professional advice, but rather quick how-to treat wounds of your chicks. 

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