Raising your own food is often considered a good way to cut down on costs, but is that always the case? I know my parents have sometimes remarked that it cost more in water to grow themselves a tomato than it would cost to simply buy one from the store. Often people start to raise […]
Are you considering raising backyard chickens? Are you filled with questions? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for all things you need to know about laying hens. We’ll cover the whole process from raising chicks, to taking care of juveniles, all the way to laying age and incubating eggs so you can start the whole process all […]
I never thought I’d be a crazy chicken lady, especially after a childhood in which the closest I got to “nature” was mowing the backyard for $5, yet here I am. After five years and fifteen chickens, I’ve learned that they’re funny and fascinating creatures, and that starts from the moment they’re born. Our latest […]
As a poultry owner, few things are more frustrating than when your chickens stop laying. We will diagnose the problem, and examine remedies. This post will get your flock back on track!
I’ve had Silkies for as long as I’ve had chickens. I had heard they were great at raising chicks but I really didn’t have a clue how determined they could get. When a Silkie goes broody she just doesn’t give up! She will decide to hatch some babies and turn into an egg stealing, cranky […]
Chickens are hard workers in our barnyard. Every animal we raise here has a job to do while they are with us. They do a great job and they are happy while they are with us. If you want to have chickens, here’s some of what we’ve learned having our girls. Think of it as […]