The other day I was sitting in my yard, watching the hen Annabelle lead her four fluffy chicks into the woods. As I watched this first time mom and her quickly growing family, I thought about my own children. Hens have justly earned their reputation as excellent mothers, protective & loving. I realized there is […]
There is a lot of discussion around breeds and how to choose a chicken breed for your backyard. Here I have listed my top 3 dual purpose chicken breeds, in no particular order. To get on to my top 3 chicken breed list, the breeds must be all three of the following: Dual purpose Easily […]
In our modern society, many of us have become so removed from our food that there are lots of myths swirling around about eggs. One of the most common (and unlikely!) fears surrounding eggs is that you could pull an egg from the fridge, crack it open and out pops a fully or partial formed […]
Here you will see the chicken tractor as well as why it just doesn’t work for us. We still have chickens so of course we couldn’t just get rid of their home without some form of replacement. Hop on over and see what we came up with once again using the resources we already had […]
For the past couple decades, chickens have been growing in popularity as people become more interested in knowing where their food comes from, and the desire to live a more natural lifestyle. But they are more than just egg factories, they make excellent pets!
Summer heat is just around the corner! It is exciting for humans, but for your chickens it could be deadly. Chickens can withstand the cold much easier than they can handle extreme heat. When temperatures get into the 80s, you should keep an eye on your flock and begin to use the tips below to […]