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I Currently have 56 chickens ranging from bantams to large fowl.
Silkies, Polish, Wyandottes, Plymouth Barred Rock, Brahmas, RIR, Favorelles, Orpingtons, Easter Eggers, Black Marans, Welsummers, and many barnyard mixes.
Author, wife, mother, farmer, and business owner are just a few words that describe me. I have been afforded the opportunity to write for some of the most amazing publications; Community Chickens, Homestead Hustle, Grit, Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms, Chickens Magazine, and The New Pioneer Magazine. I spend most of my time tending to our mixed flock of chickens and Oberhasli goat herd. While also running our blooming natural goat milk bath and body business. But of all my jobs I am most proud of being a wife and mother! My husband is the most supportive man on earth and my amazing children are both in college working hard to create themselves meaningful futures. They make mama very proud!
A crossed beak chicken? Sadly it happens! Last year I received a dozen or so Easter Egger peeps from a mail-order company, they all seemed perfect at first. As the peeps grew over the first few weeks I noticed we had one small chick that grew at a much slower rate. However, after a closer […]Read more »
While you want to keep chickens, you might not want the rodents that sometimes are attracted to their feed. Read about Carrie Miller’s methods for dealing with rodent problems. Chickens have a dirty little secret that keepers would rather not talk about. Do you know what it is? They are notoriously messy eaters. Chickens tend […]Read more »
Coop Cleaning 101: The most important role in chicken keeping is to protect yourself while also protecting your flock. Coop cleaning safely is a must! Poultry, such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys can carry Salmonella among other harmful bacteria. You can easily protect yourself and your home with a pair gloves and rubber boots that […]Read more »
I often get asked how many chickens can you reasonably put in a coop. Scouring the internet gives me lots of different answers, from barely room for the birds to move, up to spacious chicken palaces. There are lots of considerations here, including, the more room chickens have, the lower the threat of disease and/or […]Read more »
This past spring our local feed mill went out of business, with no fair warning – ughh. Leaving us in a bit of a pickle, to say the least. We went to pick up feed one Saturday morning and found a note on the door stating the property was being foreclosed on. What were we […]Read more »
Possible Winter activities When winter arrives and the safety of the lush green trees is gone, our chickens lose their outside time. See when the leaves are down the risk of hawk and falcon attacks are so great we choose to keep them in the safety of the barn. Though they can move about the […]Read more »
Fall is coming, are you ready? It is officially that time of year again when we must begin to prepare for the colder months. The colder the climate you live in the more preparation that will be needed. Where do we even start? There are so many loose ends to tie up before the snow […]Read more »
Our adventure in turkeys began with a simple phone call. Ten days ago, I received a phone call from a dear friend in a bit of a pickle. She had left a few days earlier on a road trip from Ohio to Colorado. She called from Topeka, Kansas in need of a favor. The […]Read more »
When chicken math goes to far. So, we have all heard of chicken math. It has claimed us all from one time or another. What happens when the chicken math has gone too far? After six years of adding, adding, and more adding it has become apparent, the addition needs to become subtraction. How do […]Read more »
How to help combat the summer heat in your flock? Chickens, like so many other animals, have a hard time dealing with drastic climates. Whether extreme cold or heat there are a few things you can do to help them be a little less miserable. Try adding a few of these DIY projects into your […]Read more »