by Lisa from Fresh Eggs Daily
To kick off the new year, I thought it would be fun to recap the Top Ten Chicken Post on our Blog from 2012. So, without further ado, here are the top ten most-read posts:
#1 Got Flies? DIY Fly Catcher - The most popular post was a tutorial on making your own fly catcher to keep readers' runs fly-free.
#2 Make your own Feed Bag Tote - Empty feed bags re-purposed into tote bags was the second most popular post. Even if you only posses basic sewing skills, my easy tutorial walks you through sewing your own.
#3 Make your own Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar has great health benefits to humans and chickens alike. Readers were very interested in learning how to make their own.
#4 Nesting Box Herbs - Chicken Aromatherapy - One of my very first posts last January, this article on adding herbs to your nesting boxes to calm setting hens and provide health benefits as well as impart a pleasant aroma to your coop was extremely popular.
#5 Orange Peel White Vinegar Coop Cleaner - My recipe for this all natural vinegar-based coop cleaners was extremely popular.
#6 Beating the Heat & A Homemade Electrolyte Recipe - Keeping chickens cool in the summer was of great interest to our readers. My Homemade Electrolyte Recipe provides the recipe for a solution that can be quickly made at home to help combat heat stress.
#7 Pumpkin Soup as a Natural Wormer - Pumpkins contain a substance, cucurbitacin, which is thought to act as a natural wormer for intestinal parasites. This pumpkin soup recipe was another hit with readers who were interested in natural preventatives for their flock.
#8 Deep Litter Method/Coop Cleaning - Keeping your chickens warm in the winter was another popular topic covered not only in this article on using the Deep Litter Method.
#9 Weeds 101 - Learning which weeds are safe for chickens and which aren't was another popular post for free rangers and non-free rangers alike. Weeds are a free and extremely nutritious source of 'treats' that your hens will love.
#10 Breakfast of Champion Layers - I add a mix of supplements to my hens' layer feed to boost their health and immune systems. Readers were interested in learning my secret 'recipe'.
And there you have it. The ten most popular posts of 2012. Be sure to sign up to follow our blog so you don't miss out on any of the upcoming posts for 2013. We've got some great ones in store for you!