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Chickens: Brahmas, Bantam Cochins, Silkies, and Cream Legbar
I'm a suburban homesteader, caring for chickens, goats, and a large garden on a little less than an acre. We strive to create the most efficient homestead possible in the small space we have available. My chickens are not only beautiful yard ornaments, but also a vital part of our homestead management practices! We utilize them to produce manure, control pests, turn compost, and more! I've nick-named them "the gardeners" because they are always in the garden, working hard – and redecorating on occasion, too!
Blogger Kaylee Vaughn shows us how to make a spooky snack with these homemade Halloween deviled egg mummies! I’m always looking for new ways to use our farm fresh eggs! Deviled eggs are a favorite snack in our house and they also make a great appetizer to share with family and friends during parties and gatherings! […]Read more »
These 10 fall chicken coop chores will help ensure your coop and chicken run are in good shape and ready for the cooler weather! Fall is an ideal time to check out your chicken coop and chicken run! Summer is often so busy that some of the little chores can get overlooked. And with winter […]Read more »
Blogger Kaylee Vaughn shares ideas for high-protein chicken snacks, from kelp to sprouts. Healthy, high-protein snacks can help support your chickens during molting season! Here are 10 healthy snack ideas for your flock! Each year, as summer fades into fall, my yard and chicken coops become littered with feathers. Soon after, I start noticing silly-looking […]Read more »
An impacted crop is a life-threatening condition that effects chickens. Find out how to recognize an impacted crop and how to help prevent it in your flock! Spring is a wonderful time of year! The grass turns green and new growth starts shooting up all around us. While these fresh greens can provide a healthy […]Read more »
The Cream Legbar chicken has quickly gained popularity with chicken keepers all over the U.S. since it was introduced about a decade ago. And it’s easy to see why with their beautiful blue eggs, exotic appearances and spunky, free-ranging personalities! Get to know the breed better and see if it’s a good fit for your […]Read more »
Keeping your chickens happy and healthy during winter can be a challenge! There are some important care considerations that you will need to keep in mind during the colder winter months to help your flock thrive. In addition to providing high-quality feed and constant access to water, you can help keep the winter blues at […]Read more »
Whether you have 2 birds or 200, it’s important to know what to do if an illness arises in your flock! Backyard chicken keeping is a lot of fun! But, sooner or later, chicken keepers will be faced with an illness that affects one or more birds in their flock. By acting quickly and being […]Read more »
Whether you have 2 birds or 200, it’s important to know what to do if an illness arises in your flock! Backyard chicken keeping is a lot of fun! But, sooner or later, chicken keepers will be faced with an illness that effects one or more birds in their flock. By acting quickly and being […]Read more »
How to Create an All-Weather Dust Bath Dust baths are important for maintaining a healthy, happy flock. But what do you do when the ground is frozen or covered in snow? Make an all-weather dust bath for your chickens! We live in a part of the Western US that experiences cold winters but rarely gets […]Read more »
How to Care for Chickens During Wildfires If you currently live in the Western United States, you are most likely dealing with the effects of wildfires. I am lucky to live in an area that is not directly threatened by the fires, but we are experiencing very smoky conditions! According to the EPA (Environmental Protection […]Read more »