Herbs for Chickens

Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily has a great article about how to use herbs with your chickens. And no, I don’t mean how to prepare your chickens for dinner using herbs… I mean how to keep your flock of chickens healthy by utilizing herbs!

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Clean Living on a Homestead Diet

There are so many ideas out there for how best to live and eat that it can feel overwhelming. I do believe that over the recent years (from my youth through adulthood), our food choices have left something to be desired. So many preservatives and additives that have been added in order to make food last longer on shelves, or to entice taste buds, especially of young people, simply cannot be good for us, especially in large quantities or over long periods of time, building up in our bodies.

Tracy at Our Simple Homestead had a great post the other day about Living Clean on a Homestead Diet. This is something I aspire to for myself and our family as it seems to me that if we ate more whole foods, the way God gave them to us in the form of plants and animals, we might not have some of the health issues we have.

Check out her post. Are there some ways you are incorporating a “homestead diet”? Do you grow your own food or have animals? Do you have access to a farm or market? Do you like to can or preserve foods?

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Image credit: Our Simple Homestead

Breakfast of Champions…

…for chickens…! From Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily. Check out her blog all about chickens (and ducks). Great information and photos (photo credit – Lisa Steele).

Breakfast of Champion Layers

RECIPE: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPION LAYERS
1 40-50lb. Bag Layer Crumble (or feed of your choice)
42 oz. canister Rolled Oats (large size Quaker canister)
2 Cups Cracked Corn (omit in summer)
4 Cups Sunflower Seeds
1-1/2 Cups Thomas Labs Brewers Yeast and Garlic Powder
1-1/2 Cups Probiotic Powder
1-1/2 Cups food-grade Diatomaceous Earth
1 Cup Sea Kelp
Handful of mixed, dried herbs (I recommend Cluckin’ Good Herbs)