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I own 37 chickens and nine ducks and four geese, currently. I have all different breeds of chickens, ducks & geese with beautiful feather patterns and colored eggs. I also have one silky call duck who thinks he is a chicken and loves my olive egger, Flory.
A native Floridian transplanted to California to marry my wonderful husband and now living in Idaho. I am a college teacher by profession but currently staying at home gardening, raising chickens, and even worms! It is my aspiration to teach folks here locally about chickens, gardening, crafting and other fun stuff. I want to pass on what I've been blessed to learn. I love to garden, read, crochet, scrapbook, play the piano, sing and be right where I am, happy with my husband and animal family.
A Mason jar and a chicken wire stencil can make a charming lantern for your porch or patio. With just a few craft items you can make outdoor lantern to be decorative during the day and sparkle in the evening. I bought a case of purple mason jars in the spring since Ball Jars had […]Read more »
Want a great capital letter bulletin board with chicken wire? Capital letters of people’s first or last names seem to be in vogue for homes. I was just blessed to move to near Boise, Idaho in an adorable farmhouse. I wanted to use the capital letter of our last name idea for a bulletin board […]Read more »
Did you know chicken leg socks could travel? We recently took a cruise to the Western Caribbean and the socks had a lot of adventures! We thought we’d share some of the fun with you. You wouldn’t believe the looks we socks got but we had so much fun. AND, if you head on over […]Read more »
If any of your chickens are molting during winter especially in this earlier than usual winter weather blast, it’s worrisome on how to care for our naked friends. Pin feathers are also an issue that should considered when looking for options to keep our featherless flock members warm. Take a look at some ideas to […]Read more »
November 5, 2014 was an illustrious day in chickendom. Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest began “Hug A Chicken Day” four years ago with wonderful success. Seems we chicken lovers like to show the love! This year there were huggers all over showing their love on this special day. Sure we all love on and spoil our […]Read more »
Let’s face it, poultry of all sorts are the best! They are not only our pets and companions; they are useful around the home. You can put your flock to work all over the yard. There are great reasons why we love our chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, turkeys, pheasants and any other kind of poultry […]Read more »
When my husband and I built our original “A” frame coop, the Coop de Clucks Chalet, we had no idea it would continue to evolve over the years. We have updated it at least five times now. The latest addition was to make room for the Hollywood Divas (Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine […]Read more »
I see folks with regular-sized chickens and bantams mixed together all the time. Is it wise? Do they get along? Can the larger chickens hurt the bantams? What is the best setting to mix different size chickens, if you do? Let’s face it, chickens are a lot more complicated creatures than folks give them credit […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms Cleaning the coop is probably the most dreaded chore we as chicken keepers must perform but also the most important. Why? Keeping the coop and run environment clean is the best way to prevent disease in your flock. What process should you use? What makes this […]Read more »
Yes, yes, I know it was Cinderella but it just so happens that my princess is named Alice. Alice recently lost her best friend and hatch mate, Myrtie. Her three wicked and older stepsisters have been unkind. Alice & Myrtie were at the bottom of the pecking order but it seems the wicked […]Read more »