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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.
Are Your Chickens Tame? Do you want them to be? I’ve had a bunch of friends, family and followers of my blog ask me how it is my chickens are so tame. My Mom will tell you it’s because I treat all my animals like they are my children. My husband would probably say […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! How many of us who own animals especially farm animals have the opportunity to get away for a little R & R or sometimes, a necessary getaway such as helping an elderly parent, chaperoning a field trip for our children or even a trip to promote our small […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! If you are a seasoned chicken keeper or lover you probably know what “chicken math” means. If you are new to the world of chicken keeping, chicken math is 2+2=more, meaning once you get a few chickens, you’ll start seeking out chicken friends, Facebook pages, magazines and […]Read more »
Mildred in molt with one lone tail feather left Do you keep records on your chickens? With backyard chicken keeping becoming more and more popular and homesteading taking hold, keeping records of our flocks is very important. In addition, most veterinarians are not avian specialists and finding one that is an avian specialist is not […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! There are many myths in the world of eggs. Whether it is in regards to human food intake, human health issues or about chickens themselves; many myths exist that simply aren’t true. Here are ten myths about eggs, debunked. . Eggs […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Chicken breeds with frizzled feathers seem be very popular these days. I have four chickens with frizzled feathers. The beauty of the frizzled feathers and the remarkable look are quite attractive to many of us chicken lovers. Their puff ball appearance and the Polish […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Whether you are new to chicken-keeping or just expanding due to chicken math, here are a few tips to make your coop easier for you to clean and more comfortable for your feathered family. 1) Paint every surface with a non-toxic animal-safe paint to […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Tips for the Chicken Lover’s Soul When Projects are Involved (NO chicken soup here) Over the last year and half that I’ve been raising my chickens, first three hens, then two more, now four more and probably even more later; I’ve learned a few […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Since I am adding five new chicks to my flock count, safety and security are foremost in my mind. Now I realize that in the days before we knew what bio security meant or how poultry diseases and parasites affected our chickens, people added […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! 5-10 in Jail Pearl has spent the day in jail, chicken jail or as my friend Kathy-The Chicken Chick calls it, “the Clink.” Pearl in “The Clink” Pearl isn’t doing time because she’s broody, she doing time because of the other chicken “b” word […]Read more »