Do It Yourself (DIY) Chicken Coop Fire Sprinklers And Fire Suppression System

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

I’ve been hearing more and more stories of chicken coops catching on fire. So I figured I would build a chicken coop fire sprinkler system to help suppress fires. I’d sure hate for all those lil girls and boys to catch fire. Does anyone have any design ideas. I plan on just hooking it up […]

Can Light Bulbs Kill Your Chickens?

Monday, November 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Yes light bulbs can kill your chickens if they are made with a Teflon coating; also called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Some of these bulbs may be labeled Teflon-coated, Tefcoat, Rough Surface, Protective Coated, Safety Coated, etc. The coating helps make them shatter resistant. The problem is when Teflon is heated it creates a toxic gas. PTFE is […]

A Visit to Say Hay Farms With Chris Hay In Woodland California

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Just wanted to post a few pictures I took of the 8 acres of certified organic pasture at Say Hay Farms in Woodland, CA. I was at a NCAT National Center For Appropriate Technology educational event on the farm about raising pastured chickens for eggs and meat with produce. If your interesting in buying eggs […]

A Visit To Soul Food Farms With Alexis Koefoed in Vacaville, CA

Friday, June 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Just wanted to post a few pictures I took of the 55 acres of certified organic pasture at Soul Food Farms. I was at a NCAT National Center For Appropriate Technology educational event on the farm about raising pastured chickens for eggs and meat. If your interesting in buying either you can get more info […]

March 19th Is National Poultry Day

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Happy National Poultry Day! Cluck! Cluck! Cluck! Today is the day to celebrate and enjoy poultry, whether it’s chicken, duck, emu, ostrich, pigeons, or turkey! A favorite in kitchens around the world for their culinary versatility and lower fat content than other meats, birds of the poultry group most certainly deserve their own special day. […]

Egg Storage Life Chart – How Long Does An Egg Last

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Ever wondered how long an egg last in it’s various forms? FoodSafety.gov is here to answer your questions… Egg Storage Chart Product Refrigerator Freezer Raw eggs in shell 3 to 5 weeks Do not freeze. Instead, beat yolks and whites together; then freeze. Raw egg whites 2 to 4 days 12 months Raw egg yolks […]