Grit – Because chickens don’t have teeth!

You may have heard the old adage, ‘as rare as hen’s teeth’, and never given it a second thought... But what does that even mean and how does a chicken process food without teeth?! When poultry eat, the food first travels down the esophagus into the crop, a temporary storage pouch, before it moves into the proventriculus and gizzard (stomachs). The gizzard is simply a very strong muscle – with the aid of the digestive enzymes produced by the proventriculus, the gizzard compresses to break down grains and fibrous plant matter. Because the gizzard is just a muscle capable of squeezing, it relies on grit or small rocks that the bird has previously ingested, to pulverize and grind the food into s

ALL PURPOSE DIY CLEANER

Try out this amazing DIY recipe and feel good about cleaning with simple ingredients and amazing essential oils! What you’ll need: 5 oz water 3 oz white vinegar 1 tsp dish soap 4 drops Eucalyptus Globulus 6 drops Tea Tree 8 drops Blood Orange 8 oz spray bottle What you’ll do: Add everything to the bottle and shake to mix. Spray and wipe off to clean! Disclaimer: Due to the water content, this product should be stored in the fridge and used within a week. Pick up your essential oils at our Apothecary at www.AmericanFarmAndLarder.com. Take 10% off by using TAKE10 as your coupon code when checking out. Shipping and pick-up are available. Do not see what you are looking for? Contact us and we wi

How To Dye Eggs Naturally With Everyday Ingredients

When I compiled a list of natural Easter egg dyes to try with my kids years ago, hibiscus was said to make a beautiful pink. However, when I actually tested it the egg turned dark green. Oops. Some of the other suggestions didn’t work at all, and some were just meh. That’s why after experimenting with everything from carrots to raspberries and grape juice, I’ve compiled a list of ingredients that consistently yield beautiful, vibrant colors. You’ll find them below along with the specific recipes I used. Also, when the hunt is over, you can use the eggs to make potato salad. But first, you might be wondering . . . Why not use food coloring? When I was a kid, I vividly remember eating hard boi

FERMENTED CHICKEN FEED ~ THE HEALTH BENEFITS

Fermented chicken feed is easy to make for your flock. The fermented whole grains provide good gut health, requires less feed per serving, and is a way to extend the nutrients of the grains. Not to mention, fermented feed can also be fed to water fowl, guineas, turkeys, and quail. A Quick Rundown on Fermentation What makes fermentation awesome for poultry? In a nutshell, when fermented feed is consumed, it provides natural probiotics to the body, packed full of good bacteria and yeast. Lacto-fermentated foods and feed are able to be consumed by all living creatures; including dogs, cats, and even ruminants. Feed ferments when allowed to soak in water for a period of time, typically within th

A TEA PARTY FOR YOUR CHICKENS

Chickens may not be able to cozy up with a cup of hot herbal tea, but they can still reap the rewards. Steeping Scratch and Peck's Cluckin’ Good Organic Herbs in warm water is simply another way to provide our dried herb mix to your flock. They’ll enjoy their fancy water, plus they’ll benefit from the natural preventative qualities of the herbs such as immune support and antioxidants. Making tea with Cluckin’ Good Organic Herbs for your flock is easy. Warm up 32 ounces of water; ensure the water is slightly warm, not hot. Add one tablespoon of the herbs directly to the water or use a loose leaf infuser and let it steep for 15 – 20 minutes. Give the tea a quick stir or shake, then pour it int

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