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Traci DeLore helps us understand how to keep some useful flock records. Keeping flock records might not seem necessary when you have a small backyard flock. However, over time, you may wish you had a written record of certain things to look back on. I was about a year into keeping chickens when I realized it […]Read more »
While most backyard chickens exist for the production of eggs and meat, compost is an equally valuable resource the chicken run can provide. Even better, the bulk of the labor is free, and copious amounts of compost pays in dividends. The birds are happier and healthier because there’s no better place to find insects and […]Read more »
“If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it, but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.” —Grandma Moses Grandma Moses was right with the second part of that quote. People would be better off buyin’ chickens. So, say you listened to Grandma Moses, and you have your chickens. Congratulations. Enjoy them every day. […]Read more »
It’s that time of the year again. I am starting to receive photos of chickens in sweaters, and people saying, “Kim, you need to make this for your chickens!” I agree they are adorable and I would certainly make them for a photo session, but chickens are naturally dressed for the colder weather and don’t […]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 »
I was cracking eggs the other day into a bowl to whisk up something yummy and there it was…a blood spot. If you have been raising chickens for a while, you’ve probably seen it. If you are new to raising chickens, maybe you haven’t seen it…yet. Fact is, blood spots in eggs most likely will […]Read more »
I am the chicken person in my family. It is a great conversation opener and people love to send me all things chicken in the form of emails and Facebook posts. Lately, I have gotten my fair share of chicken sweater pictures. Really, Chicken Sweaters are a “thing”. I had no idea.Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock I’ve heard more than one person tell me that as a chicken owner, I shouldn’t have wild bird feeders in my yard. But I never really thought that there was much of a problem there, I mean birds are birds right? Recently, however, I finally […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock We are one of those households hit hard by Lyme disease. In fact, 4 of my 6 children have tested positive for the Lyme bacteria and various co-infections. Symptoms range from moderate (stomach aches, headaches, and fatigue) to crippling arthritis and constant pain. Lyme disease […]Read more »