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Hi I am Lori Leigh from LL Farm. On our homestead we have cats, dogs, chickens, and cows. I love all things home: cooking, crafting, decorating, antiquing, and gardening, to name a few. My blog LLFarmblog.blogspot.com does not follow just one subject. It is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I invite you to visit my blog and leave a comment or send me an e-mail. I love meeting people that share the same passions that I have in life!
Although chickens can be very entertaining, they can also be complex, and dare I say…frustrating. For example, why, oh why do chickens break open eggs and eat them? Mmm hmm…complex to understand and frustrating to stop. Fresh eggs are one of the main reasons many people decide to raise chickens in the first place. When […]Read more »
Have you ever wanted (or needed) to know how to blow out an egg? Crafts and Easter egg coloring are great reasons to blow out an egg. Filled with mustard (to hopefully stop an egg eater) is popular among many chicken keepers. Farm fresh eggs make beautiful arrangements. Blowing out the eggs will ensure that […]Read more »
Why wait to plant seeds outside? You can start sunflower seeds in eggshells today, right inside your home. Tall, beautiful sunflowers are a welcome sight around my chicken coop and run. The sunflowers add a burst of color to our landscape and some needed shade for my ladies. Although sunflowers mature fairly quickly, I just […]Read more »
After a winter break, the chickens are well rested and ready to earn their keep again. 😉 There are many ways you can put your chickens to work this Spring, and they are happy to do so… Egg Production With longer days and warmer weather upon us, the ladies become more consistent with their egg […]Read more »
Chicken Terminology. Whether you are new to raising chickens or you are a seasoned chicken keeper, there are some words that you may scratch your head and think ‘what‘. We are all constantly learning new things, so listed here (in alphabetical order) are some common chicken terms. Bantam – A miniature version (usually half […]Read more »
It is that time of year when wood ash is easily accessible. If you have access to wood ash from a fire place or wood burning stove, why not put it to work for your chickens. Dust Bathing Natural – All year round, dust bathing is a chicken’s natural way of keeping clean. Necessary – […]Read more »
Some things never change. People have been keeping chickens for years. Some things do change, such as the way people keep chickens. Let’s compare some similarities and changes, shall we… BREEDS Back in the day, many farmers had cold-hardy breeds, such as Buff Orpingtons, Wyandottes, and Rhode Island Reds. These are the breeds that were […]Read more »
Old man winter will be knocking on our doors soon, so I thought this would be a good time to review some winter strategies for keeping chickens safe and healthy during cold weather. A winter check list for your chickens… Your chickens have probably finished molting by now, or should be soon. Their new feathers […]Read more »
Yes, chickens can eat pumpkin. The orange beauty is packed full of nutrition, including vitamins and antioxidants. Although there is no scientific evidence to prove that pumpkin can act as a natural de-wormer, many chicken keepers believe this to be true. Pumpkins are plentiful and reasonably priced this time of year, so why not offer […]Read more »
Many times it is the simplest things that taste the best. Take eggs and toast for example. Easy enough to make for one or for a crowd. Ingredients you most likely have on hand. Eggs and toast – the perfect breakfast, or lunch, or supper. It starts with bread. White Wheat Rye Use what you […]Read more »