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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 »
by Rachel Hurd Anger Our backyard chickens just celebrated their second Happy Hatchday, and as we sort of pat ourselves on our backs for having some of the world’s oldest chickens, we’re all still recovering from our first predator attack. The victim was Clara, a Partridge Plymouth Rock, our most robust and beautiful hen. She’s […]Read more »
by Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily When we first got chickens, my friends would say ‘oh….so you’re a chicken farmer now?’ and I would disagree because to me a farmer is someone who is out there working the land, tilling fields, milking cows and planting corn. Meanwhile, I was just raising some chickens in our backyard. […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell So I started writing this blog post. A simple post about giving leftover whey to chickens. I was going to talk about how we’ve been making hard cheeses from our goat’s milk and how we have all this left over whey, and how somewhere in the cobwebs of my brain I’ve read […]Read more »
by Lisa Steele It happens time and time again, but it is heartbreaking to me every time I hear it. Readers too often tell me that they brought home a new chicken from a swap or got a few pullets from a friend or neighbor to add to their existing flock and now all their […]Read more »
by Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily It is generally good practice to spend time with your flock on a regular basis (as if you don’t already!), apart from the regular feeding and cleaning, but really observing them, so that you know what is ‘normal’ and immediately notice any changes in appearance or behavior. The faster you […]Read more »