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Farm Fresh Eggs! One of the joys of raising back yard chickens is the many ways I get to be creative in using the delicious eggs. A frittata is like a quiche, but without the crust. I am one of those people who don’t always eat the crust, so a frittata is better suited for […]Read more »
Using eggshells in the garden can help provide calcium to plants and can also help fight off blossom end rot in some plants, such as tomatoes, squash, and peppers. Before using the egg shells, rinse them out first. Doing so will help to keep unwanted animals away and will also assure that the shells don’t […]Read more »
If you’re a chicken keeper, then you know the attempts taken to protect the flock against predators. – We lock the coop up each night, use a crazy amount of hardware cloth and bury chicken wire around the perimeter of the coop and run. We employ guard dogs, roosters (when allowed) and even security cameras […]Read more »
guest post by Andrea Martin Recent outbreaks of avian influenza (including the highly pathogenic strains) in the Midwest have sounded the alarm against this dangerous disease. While the outbreak was mostly confined to commercial farms, backyard poultry keepers need to be vigilant as well. Without any treatment options available for poultry, the influenza virus won’t be welcomed in our […]Read more »
I’m a couple weeks behind in my year of the chicken updates. For those of you who are just starting with the series, The Year of the Chicken is where I follow one of our chickens from egg to laying hen. To see the last post visit The Year of the Chicken: Collecting Hatching Eggs. […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” is a great example of a doable DIY project. With some basic carpentry skills and determination, I think a lot of our readers could tackle this construction and create an equally functional and attractive coop. Our featured chicken keeper, Vicky of Texas, built this “Rustic / Whimsical Coop” out of re-purposed, left-over, donated […]Read more »
Last week I shared with you a recipe that uses a lot of eggs at one time…something needed when all of our ladies started laying. Today I want to share another recipe that showcases the incredible egg. As with most of my recipes, I like to keep it simple. But this recipe…it has a kick […]Read more »
The white of winter gives way to the bright greens of new grass and the delightful yellow of the dandelions that sprout up and speckle the landscape. Our land is once again ready to grow and nurture so many things. Those cheerful dandelions are our very first crop at my house. Dandelions are such an underutilized […]Read more »