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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 Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village It is the first of February, only 7 more weeks until Spring, or so the calendar says. If you are like me, you may be in the midst of a cold front or a winter storm. Our forecast for today is 8-10 inches of snow with […]Read more »
I am the chicken person in my family. It is a great conversation opener and people love to send me all things chicken in the form of emails and Facebook posts. Lately, I have gotten my fair share of chicken sweater pictures. Really, Chicken Sweaters are a “thing”. I had no idea.Read more »
Winter, the season of short days and long nights. Often, the skies are grey and snow filled and all I want to do is feel the warm sun on my face. Dreams of beach days, flip flops and warm breezes fill my thoughts. I imagine they fill the thoughts of most people on a cold […]Read more »
As the seasons begin to change, it is important to recognize that chicken care and requirements can change as the colder weather ushers in. This year the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a harsh winter. Most often chicken keepers don’t really begin to prepare until the first snow fall arrives. It’s important to be prepared. Here […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson It has been a long winter. A very long winter. I realize that the calendar has announced the coming of spring, but here in the valleys of Western New York, spring has not yet sprung. Cold weather arrived before autumn turned to winter…and is here yet. For many of us, plodding to […]Read more »
by Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village The local weather channels have been warning us of an impending snow storm and arctic winds blowing in for a few days. There was a pretty significant ice storm just before the Christmas holiday that reminded us the dangers weather presents living in the North. The grocery store shelves […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick. Chickens fare much better in cold temperatures than in hot temperatures due to their unique physiology and ability to regulate their body temperatures, but they still need our help to create the ideal environment in which to survive winter. Not all of them are common sense or intuitive, […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest I’m going to come right out and say it. I do not believe that chicken coops should be heated in the winter. There are a number of reasons why I believe this and there are alternative ways to keep the flock comfortable during the chilly days of winter. Today, […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest As the calendar turns another page and September rolls around, the smell of fall begins to fill the air here in New England. I love fall but soon enough winter will be upon us. It is often difficult to predict how harsh Old Man Winter will be each year […]Read more »