Did you know that wood ash can be used for keeping mites at bay? The next time you clean your fireplace, keep your chickens in mind by storing some of the ashes for them. It's a hen's best kept beauty secret.
Homemade chicken stock preserved in the pressure canner is an economical and time-saving item to have on hand. Far superior to store-bought stock, one batch will leave you with as many as 8-10 pints of stock ready to use at a moment's notice.