My great-grandfather raised goats, so, of course, my mother felt it necessary to have goats on our farm when I was growing up. Even though our goat herd consisted of just 3 goats, having them was a wonderful experience. I can still remember a very pregnant Annie following me down the steep hill to the […]
Re-purposing wood can be a great, cheap and innovative way to build a chicken coop. With a little imagination, you can build a great chicken coop on a budget!
After a surprise gift from Grandma, a bigger chicken coop was in order. Reclaimed wood was used for a large portion thus saving quite a bit of money, not to mention trees.
Our amazing experience hatching chicks in an incubator.
You could go an entire lifetime without seeing a double-yolked chicken egg from the supermarket, but once you start raising your own backyard flock, you’re bound to collect your share! So what IS a double-yolked egg and what causes it?
There are many situations when you might want to sneak day-old baby chicks under a broody hen: to shorten her broody period, so raise chicks of a different breed (or species), or to replace eggs that aren’t hatching. I talk about how I snuck ten day-old baby chicks under a mama hen who was sitting […]