How would chickens live if they had their druthers? We can find out by looking at the habits and habitat of their wild relatives, the jungle fowl. That fascinating information is reviewed, and used to guide suggestions on how best to provide your chickens with the opportunity to express their natural behaviors. Plus tips on how to make the most of a small space.
I might sound like a broken record to those that know me, but I can't say it enough: Using wood ashes for your chickens saves you money. We store them (fireplace ash only, not BBQ coals, etc) and when needed, mix 2 1/2 parts ash to 1 part sand for the chickens to do their dust bathing. And guess what? It keeps mites away. It's been over a year since the last time I bought the bottled mite spray. That and painting the coop with hydrated lime has worked great so far!