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by Jennifer Sartell Today I will be answering a question from one of our readers: Q: “I have four chickens and for some reason one of them did not return to the coop tonight, and I found her under the porch. I picked her up and brought her back to the coop. In the past […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Let me start by saying, we don’t live in a farming community. Our neighbors don’t have chickens. Our neighbor’s neighbors don’t have chickens. You don’t often hear the sound of a rooster crowing miles away. There are no roosters. We’re the odd ones. So forgive me if I sound as though I’m […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell At times I thought we were crazy, as each chick found its way home in a makeshift cardboard box. Heat blasting from the car blower to keep things nice and toasty, I would stop at a red light, wipe the sweat from my forehead and peek in the box one more time […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell The thing I love best about raising chickens, is that there is always something new to learn. Especially when it comes to breed diversity. In 1994 I was watching a show all about chickens on Canadian television, sadly, I can’t remember the show’s name. The program featured a chicken that laid a […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell The shopping season is upon us again. Everywhere you look there are advertisements for things. Thing we need, things we must have, things we can’t live without, things, things, THINGS! The stuff of life can clutter our closets, our basements, our attics and worst of all, our brains. It can spill out […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell It’s that time of year again. Each morning I drink my coffee and look out on our pond to see that the ice has once again reclaimed the surface of the water. As the sun comes around the side of the house, its rays reflect brilliantly across the surface, and warms the […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Hi there, my name is Jennifer Sartell and it is a pleasure to begin this new adventure in blog writing for Community Cluckers. My husband, Zach, and I run a small hobby farm where we raise Angora Goats, Angora Rabbits and, of course, chickens. We call it Iron Oak Farm. “Iron” because […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell A couple of weekends ago, Zach and I visited the Grandpa Tiny’s Fowl Fest in Frankenmuth, Michigan on our way up north for our 1 year anniversary. Yes, I know, nothing says true love like a chicken show! It is an amazing event. This year there were 1504 birds exhibited through 172 […]Read more »