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by Jennifer Sartell It’s January. Against my better judgement, I’ve been suckered into the cliche “diet” resolution…among others. Well, maybe not dieting per say, but at least trying to be healthier. We bought a juicer…I know, I know, but it all happened so fast. I felt my internal thumb raise, like an eager hitchhiker, as […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Have you ever wondered why commercial chicken food comes in three different forms? In this post I’ll explain my experience with crumbles, pellets and mash, and hopefully it will help you decide what’s best for your flock. Growing up, I did not live in a farming community. At the time, there was […]Read more »
by Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for us, and the same goes for our chickens. Treats should not be fed until the chickens have eaten their fill of their morning feed to ensure they are getting all the right nutrients and a […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Back in May, I wrote a blog post on “Feeding the Flock,” in which I explained how I change the types of feed my small flock of chickens eat: from the medicated starter that they briefly receive in their tiny little feeder when they are first hatched, until they are on layer […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke In my last post, I shared my experience supplementing my flock’s diet using My Pet Chicken’s Chickie Puffs.The chicks are now juveniles and no longer need a supplement made specifically for young chicks.They have become members of our flock and are just beginning to lay eggs in the nest boxes. Once all […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke I am always looking for ways to help ensure the good health of the animals that live on our farm.I feel like doing so is part of my job as their keeper.I take this part of my animal keeping very seriously, whether it concerns the hens that live in our coop, the […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Some years ago, we had a lovely neighbor who could grow anything. I would take my babies to visit with her, and we would come home with the back of the car filled with cuttings and clippings of various herbs and pots and buckets of perennials. I think of her every spring when […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeBefore I became a chicken keeper, I made two decisions. First, I wanted to keep heritage breed hens. The interesting stories behind the history of each breed drew me in. They spoke to my fascination with the history of American agriculture. Choosing breeds from a bygone era somehow made me feel more connected […]Read more »
by Meredith ChilsonTwo weeks old and the fuzzy, sweet baby chicks are growing feathers. They have lovely wing feathers now and the neatest, perkiest tail feathers. I already miss the “baby days.” I’m very sure that one of the reasons these birds are growing so rapidly is directly related to the amount of feed they […]Read more »