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We live approximately 5 hours from Columbus Ohio, the location for the Ohio National Poultry Show. In my last post, Attending the Ohio National Poultry Show, I highlighted the show itself and all it’s wonderful chicken goodness. Because we would be traveling to Ohio, we decided to make it a weekend trip […]Read more »
I let my chickens roam free – I couldn’t do it any other way. Free range chickens are the secret to a super productive garden. They spread their manure around for you, keep insects under control and even turn your compost. And I love watching them forage around the backyard. They all have their own […]Read more »
Chicken Pirates After being without eggs for almost eight months-due to the petering of eggs from an old flock, followed by their demise, and waiting for the Jennies (Novogens) to lay- the Jennies seemed like wonder hens to me. We had eggs again! Baskets of big, beautiful, jumbo brown eggs. My excitement and gratitude led […]Read more »
The hardest part about writing this post was narrowing down the photo selection. I took over 200 photos while visiting the Ohio National Poultry Show in Columbus, Ohio on November 11th and 12th. Eventually I had to make a conscious decision to put my camera away and just enjoy the moment. But it was […]Read more »
It’s that time of the year again. I am starting to receive photos of chickens in sweaters, and people saying, “Kim you need to make this for your chickens!” I agree they are adorable and I would certainly make them for a photo session, but Chickens are naturally dressed for the colder weather and don’t […]Read more »
A long winter certainly makes it difficult for chickens to forage, free range and frolic. Snowy confinement combined with frigid temps can exacerbate boredom that can quickly turn into pecking or other bad habits. As we head into the early stages of winter, I know I need to be creative in order to keep 18 […]Read more »
I was laying in bed, slowly drifting off to sleep when I heard the distinct ‘hooot, hoot, hoot’ of an owl outside my window. I got excited. I love owls! I laid there listening to the gentle hooting for some time before I realized I forgot to shut the chicken coop! That sucks. Chickens are […]Read more »
After losing three hens to poisonous edibles in the woods behind the coop, I had to come up with a safe free-range solution for my girls. After doing a little research, I discovered these “Chunnels” on the internet and made a modified version that I felt would suit our needs. They give Mom a sense […]Read more »