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Silkies are a great breed When it comes to chickens, one breed seems to stick out over the rest. Everyone seems to have at least one of these little cuties in their flock. What breed am I talking about? The silkie, of course! These little Bantams aren’t just adorable, they also have some great attributes […]Read more »
IN THIS SERIES, I’M GOING TO BREAK DOWN THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS TO SETTING UP A QUALITY BROODER FOR CHICKS. So far in this series, we have covered information to help pick a brooder (Part 1) and a heating source (Part 2), in (Part 3) were going to cover bedding options. There are […]Read more »
In this series, I’m going to break down the five most important parts to setting up a quality brooder for chicks. In part one, information was given to hopefully help you choose your brooder, now a heat source needs to be chosen. There are some exemplary options out on the market today. Most of the […]Read more »
Let’s Start With The Soup This is great whether you’re fighting against a chilly day or you’re under the weather and craving soup. Snuggle up on the couch with a warm blanket, your soup, and a hot glass of tea. There are so many ways to use the chickens we keep and produce in our […]Read more »
My grandmother, born in October 1928, grew up on her grandparent’s farm in Craigsville, West Virginia. Her childhood began alongside The Great Depression. As one of the middle children, she had many responsibilities around the farm. Some of her earliest memories are of the animals on the farm, especially the chickens. My grandmother has loved […]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 »