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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!
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 »
How to Prepare your Flock for a Pet Sitter Planning a vacation can be stressful and overwhelming when it means leaving your chickens behind! I am guilty of being the crazy chicken lady who doesn’t want to leave her flock in anyone else’s care. My significant other and I have even taken separate vacations so […]Read more »