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The garden has died off, trees have dropped their brilliantly colored leaves, the once persistent buzzing of insects has slowly quieted; chickens have less to find as they spend the shorter days scratching about the yard. My chickens spend more time in the wooded section of our property verse the dying off meadow like field.They are turning […]Read more »
Do chickens like to free range? That seems like such a simple question to me. In my experience as a backyard chicken keeper as well as growing up in a rural area, chickens like to free range. Have you ever seen a bird sunning themselves and thought they weren’t enjoying that moment? Dust bath anyone? […]Read more »
Our little chicks are almost two weeks old. They are growing so fast, feathers starting to appear, and they are beginning to roost. Last week on my blog, I had some fun with the chicks. I did a post titled Baby Chic Photo Shoot. Click HERE or on the picture above to see more. This […]Read more »
By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village Coconut Oil has become all the rage these days and for some great reasons. The oil is said to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. It contains healthy fats that have been said to help with weight loss, heart disease and diabetes. There are skin care […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm “Variety is the spice of life.” This old saying also applies to the farmyard scene. I love the mix of animal species that graze, peck and pluck around our property. We have Angora goats that give us beautiful fiber, and Nubian and Alpine goats that give us milk […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! There are many myths in the world of eggs. Whether it is in regards to human food intake, human health issues or about chickens themselves; many myths exist that simply aren’t true. Here are ten myths about eggs, debunked. . Eggs […]Read more »
by Heather Nicholson of Scratch Cradle Been there, done that! The biggest poultry pitfalls are also the easiest to avoid. Caused mostly by over-enthusiasm and good intentions, these missteps can cause stress, illness, injury, shortened lifespan, and impaired offspring. Avoid these common pitfalls and enjoy a healthy, happy flock for generations! Raising more chickens than […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson November weather. Cold with an icy drizzle. Howling winds high in the naked treetops. Muddy boots, damp socks and gloves. Creeping shadows early in the evening—dark by dinnertime….and the days that mud freezes and hard balls of snow slam against windowpanes and cheeks as feathered and furry friends are herded into their shelters. […]Read more »