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by Rebecca Nickols This past week, my husband and I headed for our local county fair, the Ozark Empire Fair. My main objective was eating lunch at Rudy’s BBQ; a family operated restaurant that’s been a regular fixture at the fair for over 60 years. This is not your typical fair-food; it’s slow-cooked authentic barbecue that’s only available […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Asking questions, gathering information, and educating yourself are all important parts of the chicken keeping experience. At the onset of your chicken keeping experiment, there seem to be more questions than answers. Should we use a stationary chicken coop or a mobile chicken tractor? Do we want to keep a rooster or […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This week I added three new little chicks to the flock! These new pullets will not only add more color to my flock, but they’ll give me a colorful egg basket also! Fortunately, my town has a local hatchery (Estes Hatchery) where I can purchase and pick up my chicks on the […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson I’m counting down the days. May 8 (and 9 and 10, too) are circled in red on my kitchen calendar. The winter day planning and poring over catalogs is about to have results. OUR BABIES ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE! Now, if you’ve had babies of your own (any kind: dog, chick, human, […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Earlier this spring, I added three new chicks to my flock, making a total of five chickens residing in my coop. The new pullets started laying in late summer and now (in the fall) I’m getting about five wonderful, delicious eggs a day! The new breeds that I added have made my […]Read more »
Lands at Hillside Farms visit by Kimberly Furry We all have been busy thinking and talking about the chickens. The girls checked out pictures online of various breeds. Ara loves Silkies, as do I. We saw them on one of our fall ventures to the Lands at Hillside Farms. Silkies have amazing temperaments, according to […]Read more »