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I remember the first time I saw a Buff Orpington chicken. It was at the State Fair and the bird was MASSIVE! It was in a large display cage and took up most of the space allotted. I fell in love immediately and vowed that one day I would raise these giant chickens. Fast forward […]Read more »
I came up with this beginner level Heavy Duty Feed Sack Tote because my seamstress skills leave a lot to be desired! I’ll admit, as crafty and creative as I try to be, I just can’t get a handle on sewing a straight line. This is an easy project, perfect for repurposing your pile of […]Read more »
We have all heard how amazing the incredible edible egg is for us to eat, but what about for external uses? There are so many great all-natural beauty products available on the market today. Many of them come with a hefty price tag to boot. What if I told you, stop buying them? It’s not […]Read more »
The first snowfall of the season happened the other day. Although beautiful to me, it was a bit of a shock to the new girls in the chicken coop. When I opened the door to let the chickens out in the morning, none of them eagerly came out as they normally would. In this picture, […]Read more »
Please enjoy this information excerpted from Getting Laid, by Barb Webb. Even if your chickens are on a full commercial feed diet, there are still natural ingredients you may wish to consider adding to their feed to help keep your flock in tip-top shape or to address particular health concerns. Use this chart as a handy […]Read more »
Thinking about raising Cornish Cross chickens this spring? Make sure to do a ton of research, as it’s not the same as raising layers. Meat breeds require different housing, nutritional, and exercise requirements. With the right research and preparation, the experience can go off without a hitch. We have gone about raising the Cornish breed […]Read more »
I count on my chickens in so many ways: eggs, bug control, food, and companionship, to name a few. Just recently they took on the role of janitorial staff as well. For me, each day begins the same, heading to the barn for morning chores. Grain is given to the goats and cows; water cleaned […]Read more »
If you’re anything like me, you love your flock of chickens like family and want to protect them from any danger in your surrounding environment. You’ve built a cozy coop to keep your chickens warm and safe. But there are many predators that can threaten the well-being of your poultry flock and it’s important to […]Read more »
After being without eggs for almost eight months, due to the petering of eggs from an old flock, followed by their demise, and waiting for the Jennies (Novogens) to lay, the Jennies seemed like wonder hens to me. We had eggs again! Baskets of big, beautiful, jumbo brown eggs. My excitement and gratitude led me […]Read more »
The hardest part about writing this post was narrowing down the photo selection. I took over 200 photos while visiting the Ohio National Poultry Show in Columbus, Ohio on November 11th and 12th. Eventually, I had to make a conscious decision to put my camera away and just enjoy the moment. But it was all […]Read more »