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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!
Our ladies are all laying eggs now! As exciting as this is, I must admit…I quickly had a stash of eggs growing in the fridge…even after sharing some of the bounty. I had become somewhat complacent with not so many eggs… The flock was new(ish) and of course the winter usually slows down production. I […]Read more »
Have you ever looked at all the numbers and letters on an egg carton and wondered what they all mean? I found this outline from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) very helpful. It explains the egg’s grade, expiration date, packaging date, and plant code found on egg cartons sold in grocery stores. Each […]Read more »
Have you walked into your local farm store or hatchery lately? The familiar peeping sound draws you in…it’s baby chick time! Rather it’s your first go round or you’re a pro at raising baby chicks, there are a few things that all of us can learn. This guide to getting started with chickens is a […]Read more »
I don’t claim to spoil my chickens, but I do like to make sure that they are well taken care of and are happy. That’s where Winter Fun For Chickens comes in to play! When cold and snow cover the ground, chickens can’t do what is natural for them like scratching and pecking for bugs […]Read more »
How to keep eggs from freezing in the coop is a concern for many of us this time of year. During the colder months each egg that you collect is like a prized possession. They can be few and far between. Having to trash them because they are frozen and/or cracked can be heart breaking. […]Read more »
Using the deep litter method in the chicken coop is natural, economical, and healthy. It is a common practice used today by many chicken keepers, usually during the cold Winter months. However, it actually got its start during World War II as a means of saving labor and litter. And, it generally occurred over six […]Read more »
A home-grown turkey for Christmas dinner was part of our vision when we started on the turkey raising journey. I was so excited to raise two turkeys – one for Thanksgiving dinner and one for Christmas dinner. It all seemed nostalgic to me. I envisioned a male and female, happily living at LL Farm. In […]Read more »
Don’t you just love a recipe that you can quickly whip up before you go to bed and put it in the fridge ready for the next day? In the morning pull it out of the fridge, add the topping, and pop it in the oven. In 45 minutes you have a delicious breakfast. As […]Read more »
When adding pullets (or grown hens) to an existing flock, care must be given. Have you heard the term pecking order? The term, even used with humans, derives from hens. Chickens physically peck at other chickens, showing dominance and ranking order. Even a mild-tempered chicken can peck at a new one coming into her territory. […]Read more »