Permaculture Tips and Tricks

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A Southern Night story Kirsten Growing tomatoes in the hot, humid south is an intricate dance of planting in raised beds to avoid floods, dodging diseases and beating the heat. But, the rewards are huge. I spent a decade growing...read more 07/25/2013 0
Always add vitamins and electrolytes to water for newly hatched chicks! Kirsten Always add vitamins and electrolytes to water for newly hatched chicks. If they don't receive enough vitamin E in the first 8 weeks, or so, their brains may not develop properly; they may exhibit...read more 07/21/2013 0
Automating Your Poultry Coop (De Rerum Automatica) Kirsten Kibi78704's (Kirsten's) Preface:
Treadle Feeders:  Last year, when I started raising chickens, I saw this article on how to build a treadle chicken feeder, like the one advertised at  http://www....read more
08/11/2013 0
Chicken Tractor
selwyn
Build a chicken tractor for your yard so you can direct the efforts of your chickens.  It keeps them safe and you can get them to clean up areas of weeds or other vegetation by positioning the...read more 08/16/2009 0
Chicken Vets
selwyn
Here are some recommendations from the austin poultry list for Avian Vets so you can take your chickens in for help.  Thanks to Carla for this.
My local vet in San Marcos is not an avian vet, but he...read more
08/9/2013 0
Chickens for newbies
selwyn
Check out this cool video for newbie chicken owners at http://www.groworganic.com/omega-3-chicken-forage-blend-irrigated.html
She does a really nice job of summarizing how to get started with...read more
05/3/2013 0
Cleanup small oil spill Guest (not verified) If you ever have an oil spill or really anything that isn’t an elemental poison (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.) in an area near where you’re growing food drench it with molasses and water or, if it’s...read more 08/25/2010 0
Controlling mites and lice on chickens
selwyn
This is one way to control mites and lice on chickens. The chickes can be reinfected by wild birds visiting your coop. They are easy to get rid of. Buy (any pet store including HEB or any online pet...read more 01/8/2013 0
Farmers Trees
selwyn
I gathered together some recent messages from the austinperm listserver:
Kirby commenting on permablitzes:
Each blitz usually consists of us building 48 to 120 linear feet of berm and swale, planting...read more
07/17/2013 0
Fire Ant Control
selwyn
Here are some interesting ideas for fire ant control in the back yard:
From Dale Barnard:
I had billions of fire ants throughout a compost pile and tried all the liquids mentioned, from boiling water...read more
05/12/2014 0

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