Is Birch Really Good for Firewood?

split birch wood logs

Anyone who depends on wood for primary or supplementary heating knows that the choice of wood is nearly as important as managing the fire itself. Every species of wood has unique properties that make it a better or worse choice than firewood. Birch is certainly beautiful and plentiful, but how does it perform as firewood? … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Carrots?

a rooster eating sliced carrot

One of the best things about vegetables is the sheer variety they can provide when it comes to taste, color and texture. There is truly something for everyone, and best of all they are almost always good for you. The same holds true for your chickens, and if you want to add some color and … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Bananas?

chicken eating a peeled banana

In the wild, chickens will eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, among other things. In domestic life, chickens still enjoy and will benefit from a varied diet containing plenty of produce. Most owners know that chickens can eat just about anything and that fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, and spinach are all favorites … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Nuts?

chicken eating walnuts

One of the most popular and plentiful natural foods around the world, and in every culture, is nuts. Nuts are used as healthy snacks and as ingredients in all kinds of different dishes and are one of those things that people eat that chickens are likely to encounter in their natural environment. But can chickens … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Green or Bell Peppers

chicken eating green pepper

Chickens are omnivores, which means that they can eat both plants and animals for food. Pretty much every chicken owner finds this out pretty fast when their birds are pecking around taking a bite out of just about everything, including scraps from the kitchen! One of the best ways to treat your birds and reduce … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Zucchini?

rooster eating a zucchini

Every chicken owner probably knows by now that these birds have wide-ranging appetites, particularly concerning fruits and vegetables. It is much easier to list the kinds that they won’t eat compared to the kinds that they will. Nonetheless, it is worth investigating whether or not chickens can safely eat some less common produce. How about … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Strawberries?

chicken eating strawberries

It is no secret that chickens love all kinds of produce, fruits and vegetables alike. One type of treat that most chickens enjoy is a juicy, perfect piece of fruit. However, certain fruits and in particular berries can be harmful to chickens. How about strawberries? Can chickens eat strawberries? Yes, chickens may eat strawberries, but … Read more

9 Easy Ways of Controlling Ants in Your Compost

ants on food scraps

Composting is something I adore. It’s a fantastic approach to decreasing and recycling your waste while also creating nutrient-dense soil for your garden at the same time. But, I’ll admit that when it came to allowing insects, worms, and other creatures into the compost, I had to tamp down my natural instincts to eliminate them. … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Bread?

chicken eating a slice of bread

Bread is a staple food item, enjoyed by many people in all sorts of regional and cultural variations around the world. It is also known by most that birds tend to love bread and breadcrumbs. Most of us have fed ducks at a lake or seen a cagey crow making off with a hotdog or … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Corn?

chicken eating corn

Corn is one of the “veggies” (actually a grain) that pops up everywhere. It is in every snack and is a fixture at every meal. It is also a regular ingredient in all kinds of animal feed. This begs the question, can chickens eat corn? Yes, chickens can eat corn. Chickens are able to digest … Read more

7 Ways to Remove Hard Toilet Stains


Nobody likes dealing with hard toilet stains. Not only are they difficult to remove, but they can also be embarrassing. Even when your toilet is clean it still appears discolored and dingy. Not a good look, especially when you have company coming over! Whether these stains are caused by hard water or other contaminants, long … Read more

So, Why Do Cows Need to Wear Bells?

two cows with cowbells

When you think of cows, the first thing that probably comes to mind is milk. The next thing that probably comes to mind is the sound of cowbells. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we associate cows with the clanking sound of those bells? It’s a valid question… Why do cows wear … Read more