January 4, 2014

Your Health is Everything to You

diet and exerciseMy step mom was a very active person until she found out that she had stage two cancer. Since it was stage two, we figured that they got it early enough and that she was going to be fine with treatment but that was not the case. She ended up getting a relapse of the cancer and it was worse than we could have ever thought possible. We decided that your health is the most important thing and without it, you have nothing. I had a garcinia cambogia reviews up on my screen and I thought that it was going to be really important to read about it and the supplement as I was thinking of taking it. (more…)

December 15, 2013

New Ways to Stay Slim

slimOnce people get slim after dieting, it can be hard for them to actually go back and learn how to eat to sustain their new weight. I knew that it could be really hard to stay slim after it took me many years to lose over one hundred pounds. My friends told me to go to hcgsimplyslim.com so that I could get the pills that I needed to lose keep the weight off. I did not know what the pills were about so I had to go online and I had to look at the ingredients, it was important to make sure that I got a good look at the ingredients because there are so many things that are not good for you in supplements. (more…)

April 25, 2012

Update on Laneway Housing – When Might it be Allowed in your Neighbourhood?

Laneway in VancouverThe City has been working on amending single family zoning to allow laneway housing. This new housing form will be located in the typical garage area where it maintains backyard open space. As per past City Council direction, it will be limited to 1½ storeys, have at least one off-street parking space, and be rental or family only (no stratification will be allowed).

Recently, a City Council Motion directed that action relating to new affordable and rental housing, be prioritized. (more…)

April 25, 2012

Why Ecology is Important in Vancouver?

Vancouver EcodensityVancouver has long enjoyed the status as one of the world’s most livable cities. But despite this reputation, the fact is our city has a large ecological footprint. If everyone lived like we do in Vancouver, it would take four planets to sustain us.

Today, our city faces three important challenges:

  • how to continue to grow in a way that is sustainable and reduces the city’s ecological footprint; (more…)
April 11, 2014

Saving the World One Board At A Time

Scientists have made it obvious. Humans and our bad habits are destroying the environment and the Earth as a whole. They say that if humans are to continue these bad habits, the Earth will be completely destroyed and no longer be suited to support life within the next five-hundred years. But, if humans were to suddenly vanish, the Earth would flourish in the next fifty. It’s clearly time for a revolution. If everyone took a small step forward in would add up to one giant leap in the right direction and lead to a healthier Earth.

Going “green” is the new thing. Gasoline cars, factories, and harmful pesticides or sprays are being replaced. Replaced by things like carpooling, taking the public transport, electric cars, and reusable and “clean” materials in sprays or cleaning agents. People have changed their mindset, more and more do we see people riding bicycles to the workplace or carpooling to soccer games. We definitely support the new form of transportation.

Why you should stop driving to work…

In North America alone we have almost 400 million people. The majority of this population have regular full-time jobs or school they need to get to and from. Driving is the popular choice of transportation because it so easy and convenient but it is actually harming your health.

Cars alone are one of the major contributors to the release of harmful emissions. The exhaust from the vehicles damage the ozone layer around the Earth’s atmosphere. The ozone layer is what protects us from the Sun’s harmful UV rays. But after consecutive years under attack, the ozone layers begin to break down and harmful UV rays begin to penetrate. This has all led to an increase in skin cancer victims, more occurrences of acid rain, and global warming.

What you should start doing…

If we were all to take action and become a “greener” planet, our Earth would, infact, become greener. If even a small percentage of us would stop the unnecessary driving we could reduce the emission by a great percentage. The extreme temperature changes from global warming would dissipate so the plants and other wildlife could flourish more constantly. Even the ozone layer could replenish its shield to protect us from the harmful UV rays.

A very reliable form of transportation that we recommend is bike riding or even longboarding. Both are much more affordable than the price of a tank of gas now-a-days and are completely emission-free. Riding a longboard is in some ways even more convenient than driving. For example, if you are taking it to school or work you can ride it without even worrying about traffic or red lights. The pros definitely outweigh the cons in every aspect, for your convenience, the environment and even your overall health.

Longboarding is a great form of exercise and is more than just a form of transportation for many people. Many of best longboard brands, including Sector 9 Longboards, sponsor riders to spread the word to ride a longboard, reduce our emissions, and increase our health. Protect yourself, and our Earth.

April 11, 2014

Five Reliable Online LPN Programs

Having a hard time looking for an online practical nursing program? This article will make it easier for you to choose which would fit your preferences and requirements.

Before polishing the five trusted names in LPN online programs, you must know how to choose them. Yes, there are categories that you need to consider during the selection of your online school program.

Initially, you have to be critical about the scope of the course. In choosing, your school has to be accredited by recognized associations within your area and one of the best examples is the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission. Schools that are accredited will assure you of quality instruction, ensure your success to a more suitable job and pave the way to career progression.

It is best that the online program has affiliations in the healthcare world where you can be clinically exposed and then eventually practice what you’ve learned online. This is why you must consider the location of the school. If the online school has a nearby branch from your area of accommodation, it would be easier for you to attend and fulfill clinical hours. Online programs are just the beginning of your practical nursing career. The clinical training, on the other hand, is the other half of it.

Exposure to clinical settings like hospitals is necessary to complete your practical nursing course otherwise, your online education will be deemed insignificant since it is necessary to apply what you’ve learned in a realistic and timely setting.

Finally, you must consider the time that you are willing to invest and the money that you would dole out in order to finish the program. While LPN online programs are definitely more practical and more economical than the actual practical nursing programs wherein you have to physically attend lectures, you are still required to allot a parcel of your undivided attention and some monetary allowance.

Now, let’s go to the five dependable online practical nursing programs that you can consider in the midst of making a choice.

Medical Career Institute

Located in areas like Greenville, Henrico and Manassas, Medical Career Institute can help you earn a diploma as a licensed practical nurse in a span of 2 and a half years. Other programs offered are Medical Assisting Associate and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Carrington College

Another prestigious institution that offers online practical nursing courses, Carrington College aided more than 40,000 graduates and helped them create a healthcare career. There are around 11 campuses located primarily in Mesa, Boise, Spokane and more.

Kaplan College

You will not think twice about choosing Kaplan College for its vast sufficiency in providing its enrollees skills and knowledge and gear them up for a promising career in a healthcare setting. Some of the places where you can locate Kaplan College are Lubbock, Vista and Dayton.

Lincoln College of Technology

Online LPN programs never got better with Lincoln College of Technology’s advanced and highly competitive courses that include Electrical Systems Technology, Health Sciences and Hospitality. For those who are short of cash, financial aid is provided. Locations would be around Marietta, West Palm Beach and Melrose Park.

Everest University

Designed for a higher form of education to be able to meet the standards and demands of institutions and employers all around the United States, Everest University caters to numerous healthcare fields like Medical Assistant, Nursing, and Patient Care Technician. Some of the places where you can find Everest University are Orlando, Tampa, Pompano Beach and more places in Florida.

April 11, 2014

What happens when you quit your high flying job to become a teaching assistant?

From time to time we all have fantasies about leaving the rat race and starting to do something a bit less stressful. Whenever I think about this topic I always think about Toni Collete in the film “In Her Shoes” in which she leaves her soulless corporate job to become a dog walker, the simpler life suits Toni and her life starts to turn around in a pleasing fashion. But what if you actually did what Collette’s character did in real life? What would happen, how would it affect your life and your health.

Anna, who lives in the UK, left her job roughly 9 months ago and has been working as a teaching assistant since then, she took a reasonably large pay cut and now only works only 24 hours a week, a marked difference from the 60+ hours she was putting in at her old job. So what caused Anna to make the switch? “I’d really come to the end of my tether working at my old job, and I desperately needed a change, at first I thought about going travelling for a year, but I’d always wondered about becoming a teacher and I thought that I could become a teaching assistant for a year and see where I went from there. To be honest I have no firm plans of what I’m going to do after that, and I’m finding it quite liberating”.

Swapping one set of stresses for another

Surely though, Anna’s change in job and subsequent pay cut has led to worries about cash. Has she not just swapped the worries of working life for the equally troubling concerns of trying to make ends meet, according to Anna this isn’t the case “I was so busy at my old job that I didn’t really have chance to do anything else, so I’d actually built up some reasonably substantial savings, I calculated that I could do nothing for two years if I stopped, and one day I thought why don’t you just stop – so I did” Indeed, Anna seems to actively enjoy being time rich and cash poor “I’ve started cooking my own meals now and I save so much money compared to what I used to spend on ready meals and take outs before I quit my job. I feel healthier and get a real thrill from all the money I’m saving whilst eating much better meals and improving my cooking skills at the same time.”

Would Anna recommend what she did to others?

I guess that this is the million dollar question, having spoken to Anna she certainly seemed happy, but would she recommend what she did to others? “You have to remember that I have no dependants, so I was in a quite a privileged in that sense, as long as I could support myself I was basically free to do whatever I liked”. Anna also warns against the disapproval you might get from others “my parents were quite disapproving to begin with, I think they thought I was wasting all the time I’d spent building my career, I had no easy answers to give them either, I just had to live with their disapproval and do what I wanted. It wasn’t that easy at the time though.”

So there we have it, you can change your job and make your life better in the process, but you first have to consider if you’re going to be able to handle the consequences before taking those big life changing steps.

April 9, 2014

Bone fishing in the Abacos – Environmentally Sustainable

Bone fishing is sport fishing where the anglers purpose to catch only one type of fish known as a bone fish. The bone fish belongs to a fish family called Albulidae and is known for sporting qualities and difficulty of trapping it. Bonefish sporting involves hooking, and landing your hook to catch the fish. Bone fishing in the Abacos is a bit challenging for beginners to manage landing on a fish, hence requires one to use professional guides for assistance. These fish are silver in color and have long bodies that help them with speed.

Over the centuries, bone fishing has been a sport that has served both as leisure and as a source of livelihood. Different methods have been used to catch the fish, some of which are still in use today. However, with the depletion of the bone fish, many approaches have been put in place to help achieve environmental and financial sustainability.

Bone fishing is always done in different ways. For example, chum is thrown onto the water to attract the bone fish into a certain area of flats where most of the bone fish are located. Secondly, an artificial lure or a baited hook is thrown where the fish are before striking. Though an old method that is not used by professional anglers currently, it is still used by new anglers in the sport.

This addictive sport follows a different approach involving the use of a guide. In this case, a pole boat is used for searching around the flats for fish. Once bone fish is spotted, the guide directs the angler where to cast. Using a trolling motor is not allowed due to the fragile nature of the fish.

Bone fishing can also be done using artificial lures such as the fly fishing technique. Remember that bone fishing is a sport that involves catching and releasing the fish.

Bone fishing has been in existence for a long time and this has necessitated the use of more advanced fishing techniques. The action taken should be aimed towards attaining the sustainability of flats fishery resource. This should be based on the quality of water that serves as a habitat for these fish. Water from waste disposal and run offs that is allowed to flow freely into the fisheries is an environmental hazard. This is great destruction of the fishery habitats and very environmentally unsustainable.

Another point of concern is the construction of buildings along the riverbeds in the mangrove forests and some wetlands that leave the place exposed to erosion. These large developments have resulted to social and environmental problems that should be tackled in a bid to attain environmental sustainability.

Bone fishing has become a viable economic activity with low impact on the fishery industry in most nations. A lot of attention is increasingly being given to the marketing of fishing opportunities by focusing on flat fishing. Some countries have put in place stringent legislation advocating for the catch and release only protection aimed at reducing the depletion rates of the bone fish. This shows the commitment in preserving this precious fish and the game of bone fishing.

Bone fishing is a great hobby that needs good preparation in order to avoid unnecessary expenses. Collecting a fish lure like full collectible set of the Bohemian Bedding is advisable to most sportsmen wishing to enjoy the sport. Fish sport lovers prefer collecting antique fish decoys, fishing lures and fishing boxes before going on a fishing spree.

April 9, 2014

Power Tools and the Environment

Recently, I made some energy efficient upgrades on my home. The process made me think about the impact of home improvement projects on the environment and how DIY projects can be done in a sustainable way. Specifically, I thought about how using power tools affects the environment. Every power tool uses some form of energy (or else it wouldn’t be a power tool!) and that energy has to come from somewhere. In the case of electric tools, most of the time that energy comes from a carbon-dioxide belching power plant. I suppose the only truly green alternative would be to strictly use hand tools, but I just can’t imagine cutting every board and driving every screw by hand.

So if totally abandoning power tools is out of the question, the best that can be done is to minimize the impact they have on the environment. After some thought, I came up with three ways that the use of power tools can coexist with a healthy environment.

Avoid Cordless Tools

Most power tools come in corded and cordless versions. “Corded” simply means that the tool plugs into a standard electrical outlet and runs off typical household current, while cordless tools use a battery. Each has advantages in different applications. For instance, this page about circular saws does a good job of explaining the pros and cons of corded and cordless versions of that particular tool. Additionally, corded saws have another advantage over cordless versions: they do not use a battery that must be disposed of when it loses the ability to hold a charge. Lithium-Ion batteries are non-toxic and generally considered safe for landfills. However, disposing of batteries does contribute to overall landfill usage. For that reason, many manufacturers offer battery recycling programs. This is an option that should be utilized if you must choose cordless tools.

Rent Power Tools

For tools that you will seldom use, consider renting instead of buying. In the project I mentioned above, I really needed a table saw for some of the cuts that were required. So after researching some of the table saw reviews I found here, I rented the one I wanted from my local home improvement store. Renting benefited the environment in at least two ways that I can think of. First of all, I avoided buying a brand new product, which would have consumed more resources to produce. Also, because I rented I could return the tool to the store when I was finished and avoid finding a place to store it. Storing items that are seldom used is a very inefficient use of resources because it requires more space (more building materials) and more energy (light, heat, etc.).

Buy Used Tools or Participate in Tool Exchanges

Another way to minimize consumption of resources is to buy used tools instead of new ones. Many times, you can find quality used tools in good condition near you. Another way to get the tools that you need without buying new is to participate in a neighborhood tool exchange. These are becoming more and more common around the country as people begin to do more DIY projects and want to avoid buying new tools.

April 6, 2014

The Uncharted Rise Of Eco-Friendly Furnished Apartments

apartmentWhile renting a furnished apartment is hardly a new concept, renting an eco-friendly one is.

Millions of people are concerned about the environment and many try their best to live in an eco-friendly way.
We have seen here in Vancouver how this can be achieved and there has been a rise in the amount of apartments for rent that have come with environmentally friendly marketing to attract this crowd.

However this trend has now spread and if you are looking for a furnished apartment then it is likely that your search will take in many that are advertised as being eco-friendly.

So, what is an eco-friendly apartment and why are they important?

While many furnished apartments come with ‘run of the mill’ furniture and fixtures an
apartment that had been specially designed with the environment in mind will use eco-friendly materials, furniture, and appliances.

For example low energy light bulbs will generally come as standard in an eco-friendly furnished apartment. Not only do these light bulbs last significantly longer than the average model but they also use up to 80% less energy than a traditional bulb.
This considerably reduces the cost to light the apartment and cuts down energy use too.

Also the way in which the apartment block powers itself is different in energy efficient and environmentally conscience furnished apartment Houston.
Solar panels will likely be standard on the top of the building and will account for a reasonable amount of energy generation particularly in the summer months or in warmer places (the state of Texas for
example makes great use of these) and water conservation equipment will be present as well to encourage efficient use.

Indeed we can look at eco-friendly furnished apartments in the wider scope of helping
the planet as a whole.

Not everyone is warming to the idea that we are causing damage and harm to our planet however there are significant incentives to renting out an apartment that has been built with the environment in mind.

Savings on bills are one positive aspect and the solar panels, water conservation
equipment, and energy efficient light bulbs that we mentioned above all contribute to lower costs and therefore more disposable income for the person renting.

Also, encouraging the building and maintenance of an energy efficient apartment can help the concept spread beyond North America and gain traction around the world.

With our planet being affected every single day by harmful emissions, big business, and also the average person not watching their carbon footprint the need for furnished apartments that are affordable to ordinary people is rising.

While some do come with high monthly rental due to the costs involved with building them it is refreshing to see that many are coming down in price and while rent may be slightly above average the money is saved in the bills every year.

Renting an apartment that is environmentally friendly has several benefits not least of all that it is contributing to helping the planet and with the news that they are growing every year then we hope to see a lot more in the future.

April 6, 2014

The Benefits of Using Organic Shampoo

We call them all natural, eco-friendly, and organic hair care products. But what does that really mean to us as end consumers of these shampoos? Are they any good? What makes chemical-free shampoos so much better?

First, make sure to find the best sulfate free shampoo available.. Most of these shampoos are organic and use natural and botanical extracts which makes them feel and smell wonderful.

Surprisingly, most high street shampoos contain sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde and other harsh chemical found in detergents. Just think of what you are putting on your hair. With regular shampoo, you are using the same chemicals you use to clean your clothes, wash your dishes, or scrub your bathroom.

That means the nutrients from your scalp is washed away leaving your hair without any protection.
Organic shampoos, on the other hand, contains ingredients that are good for the skin and hair. Often, these ingredients are considered for their skin healing capabilities. Example is Tea Tree which is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as burns, dandruff, or inflammation.

You may wonder why a skin healing ingredient is always included in organic shampoos. The fact that the skin is the channel where nutrients are infused and diffused goes to show how important it is in achieving a healthier hair.

That ingredient goes directly to the source of the problem and how this source can also be the solution. Using organic shampoo that protects the scalp also benefits the hair.

Second, organic shampoos are gentle on the scalp. It deeply cleans without washing away the nutrients. It also removes the layers of toxic ingredients from your hair. In fact, it balances the nutrients on the scalp and infuses just the right ones that the hair needs. Moreover, a healthy scalp stimulates healthy hair growth.

With balanced nutrients on the scalp, you will notice a much healthier, shinier, and smoother hair.
Moreover, most sulfate-free shampoos are great for all types of hair. Some add ingredients for specific hair types (voluminous, oily, dry, fine) but most actually contain the same organic or botanical ingredients.
Third, botanical shampoos are environment-friendly. When you wash shampoos containing harsh chemicals, they do not go anywhere else but the environment.

Why do you think our governments need to treat water systems? They pollute the water affecting many wildlife and even people.

On the other hand, ingredients from the best organic and sulfate free shampoos are biodegradable. Once they wash away, they break down. So using organic products helps our environment in a big way.

Fourth, strong chemical-based shampoos can take a toll on our body’s health. Chemicals like sulfates are irritants. They can cause eye and skin disease and conditions that organic shampoos do not normally cause.
Why do you think your eyes gets irritated when you use chemical-based shampoos. You will also notice your skin getting flaky and dry. Chemicals do that. They say small amount is okay. However, even small amounts can accumulate.

If you are not into natural products like organic shampoos, the thing is you are missing a lot of health benefits and throwing caution to the wind.

Try using all-natural shampoos today and reap the rewards of a healthier, shinier, and more robust hair.

April 2, 2014

Green Methods of Incontinence Supply Disposal

disposalIt seems that people who are growing up and finding themselves dealing with incontinence for the first time might be embarrassed or confused about their options. If you are experiencing incontinence issues for the first time, please consult a doctor if you haven’t yet, there may be options that can cure or improve your conditions.

Over 24 million people in the United States suffer from incontinence; it’s a very common condition that can be caused by one of many things, like:

  • Natural aging
  • Your level of fitness
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy

Some people may only need to use an incontinence pad rather than a full-size diaper, depending on the severity of your condition. Adult diapers nowadays can worn while being virtually undetectable.

There are 2 main types of adult diapers: Disposable adult diapers and adult cloth diapers. Whichever one you use, it is important to practice proper diaper disposal habits. Disposable diapers and the usage of plastic bags to contain them are taking a toll on the environment.

The EPA estimates that about 20 Billion disposable diapers are dumped in landfills every year, totaling 3.5 million tons of waste. These diapers, even the biodegradable ones, can take 100′s of years to decompose. The plastics involved can leach into the ground and contaminate the ground water. This is especially true when you factor in all the plastic grocery bags and garbage bags people grab without second-guessing the impact they really have on the environment.

Stopping land and water pollution is everyone’s responsibility. People everywhere are becoming more aware of climate change in the environment and they are making changes to their buying habits and choosing to recycle a lot more. So, why not join the revolution by cutting out plastic bags from your life?

What Can You Do to Save Money and Help the Environment?

If you’re going to use disposable diapers, you can do your part to reducing the amount of dangerous plastics in landfills by using sanitary disposal diaper bags.

Companies, such as Golden Group International, produce biodegradable bags and packaging that use special plastics that break down in 10-12 months, instead of hundreds of years. Their incontinence disposable bags not only offer a safe and friendly environmental solution, but they also double as a superior method to contain any odors that normal plastic bags allow to seep-through.

Wastewater treatment facilities also see the value of using eco-friendly diaper products. With more people using proper disposable bags, there is less instances of people flushing diapers or feminine products down the toilet, causing lots of headaches and money wasted on plumbing, both for the consumer and the utility companies.

Wearing Adult Briefs? You are Not Alone

Think of wearing adult diapers as a tool to help you live a normal life. There are so many people wearing them that you may not have realized. Astronauts have to use them. Many congressmen use them during long trips or any number of their sessions requiring hours of debate. Olympic athletes, especially swimmers have used them as a secret weapon to prevent any interruptions during rigorous training or competitions.

They can be your secret weapon, too, while doing your part to reduce our footprint on the environment.

March 26, 2014

Overview of Ecology

b6040378-98a6-40a8-9340-24837ebd1799The scientific study of the interactions of the organisms and the environment they live in is known as ecology. This kind of interaction involves that among the organisms themselves and between the biotic environment and the organisms. This is a field of study that is very unique. This is due to the fact that, it addresses complete scale of life, starting from the tiniest organism such as a virus to the huge process spanning the entire planet. In their studies, ecologists study many different and complicated relations that exist among the organism on earth such as pollination, symbiosis, predation and many others. An ecologist refers to the people who study ecology.

The topics that interest the ecologists most is the competition among, between and within the ecosystems, the biomass, population, distribution as well as diversity. Ecosystems are normally composed of the interacting part together with the organisms, the abiotic part of the environment and the communities.

Ecology is a field that is interdisciplinary hence; includes earth science as well as biology. Many people may be tempted to think that ecology is synonymous with the environment, natural history, environmental science or environmentalism. This is an absolute lie. This is due to the fact that ecology only closely relates to them. It is true that ecology relates to other disciplines as well. For instance it closely relates to genetics, evolution biology and ethnology.

Aristotle and Hippocrates; the ancient Greek philosophers are the fore-fathers of ecology hence; are the best ecologists to emulate. This is because they are on record for having laid a strong foundation in the field of ecology when they were studying natural history. However, in the late nineteenth century, modern ecology has gradually been transformed into a far much rigorous science. This is evidenced in the facts that, the concepts of evolution on natural selection and adaptation have become the cornerstone of the modern theory of ecology.

The processes of the ecosystem such as the nutrient cycling, primary production, construction of niche activities and pedogenesis are known to regulate the energy matter and flux though an environment. These processes that are better sustained by the organisms having particular variety of organisms and specific life history traits are known as biodiversity. Biodiversity is well known in the improvement certain services of the ecosystem. It refers to the genes, species, and ecosystems. Ecologists always seek to make people understand how the biodiversity influences ecological function. It is important to note that it is a very vital area of study for the ecologists and any other person interested in the field of ecology.

To that effect all ecologists seek to explain all energy and material movement through the communities living, adaptations, interaction as well as life processes. In addition to that, they would love to explain how the distribution and the abundance of biodiversity and organisms in the environment context come about. Ecology has also been applied in simple businesses, like for example manufacturing the best ironing board, to more complex disciplines such as conservation biology, resource and wetland as well as city planning. This is due to the indisputable fact that ecology is also human science.

March 24, 2014

Why Are So Many Families Returning To Chicken Husbandry?

There is a growing trend among city dwellers to raise their own chickens. It seems many suburban families are discovering the benefits of owning a small flock. Raising and housing hens (also known as Chicken Husbandry) is becoming more and more popular as folks try to live more organically and sustainable.

There are many benefits of housing chickens. One is a never ending source of chicken manure. This manure, when mixed with other organic substances, makes an excellent garden fertilizer. It even outperforms cow or bullock manure! Just make sure you blend it with woodchips, sawdust, or some other composting stuff. Chicken manure is so strong by itself. (It is also a good idea to leave the manure for a month or two before you use it, so the nitrogen level can diminish a little.)

Another benefit of raising hens is it provides your children a hands-on learning expertise. Chickens are gentle enough to be regarded as a family dog. And your kids can learn how to care for animals. Think of it as a little farm in your house!

But naturally, the chief and clear benefit of raising chickens is the steady stream of quality, organic, fresh eggs. Home grown eggs are better than supermarket ones.

Raising hens is simpler than you may think, and you might be surprised at how you can raise them in a small space.

Not only are chickens a fantastic source of eggs and/or meat, but hens also supply a natural method for managing weeds and bugs. They eat many potentially dangerous pests like white ants, fire ants, ticks, and grasshoppers. They’ve even been known to destroy and consume scorpions. You can cease using dangerous substances in your lawn when you have chickens.

Hens are excessively modest to merely be tossed out into a chicken co op right off the bat. You may choose to help keep them in a small pen or box with wood shavings as well as a heat lamp. Feed them whatever chick feed the shop urges.

After about 30-days, your chicks will start to eventually become “feathered”. You can now transfer them their long-lasting house – their co op. Chickens need about 8-10 square feet each. The co-op must be waterproof, possess a door big enough to get an individual to enter, and windows which can be opened for ventilation or closed when the current weather turns nasty. You will find a source for good, affordable chicken coops in the writer’s bio at the end of this article.

You can expect to start out gathering eggs about 4-5 months when you buy your chicks. About the only real thing left for one to do is collect eggs, feed the chickens, and clean the coop, when you get to this period. Except for these few tasks, chickens are fairly low upkeep. This is why they’re becoming well-known again in backyards all around the suburban areas.

A fenced in “lawn” joined to the coop too is an essential. This give the hens an outdoor space that’s safe from would-be predators like cats, puppies, or raccoons. Chickens enjoy to run, thus give them a spot to get this done.

The first step in beginning a tiny chicken farm will be to call your local city hall or visit their site to find what their regulations are involving raising chickens in the city limits. They are going to tell you just how many hens you are allowed to keep. Some towns and councils ban roosters because they’re quite loud. You don’t need a rooster anyhow, so that is no problem.

Once you have found out you can have chickens, and how many you can have you can start looking at breeds.