What’s Up With All The Egg Colors?

What’s Up With All The Egg Colors?

What’s Up With All the Egg Colors?   Before I started raising chickens, I’d buy my eggs at the grocery store, and always wondered what the difference was between egg colors. I had this idea that the brown eggs were more exotic or healthier. So, what’s the scoop with all these different egg colors — […]

Deciphering Egg Carton Labels

Deciphering Egg Carton Labels

Deciphering Egg Carton Labels   When I first started raising chickens a year ago, there were some terms that were confusing to me. Specifically, the description of the eggs. For example, when you buy eggs at the store, you can purchase regular/cheap eggs, organic eggs, cage-free eggs, and on and on. But what do these […]

What to do When Your Chicken Dies

What to do When Your Chicken Dies

What to do When Your Chicken Dies   Yeah, so….my brother-in-law’s dog, Tosca, came to visit yesterday and she wound up killing one of our chickens, a beautiful and sweet natured girl named Omelette. I’m not at all upset with Tosca — this was human error in that: Our chickens were out free-ranging Tosca was […]

Chicken Broodiness: Good or Bad?

Chicken Broodiness: Good or Bad?

Our 19 chickens have been laying eggs for a number of weeks now, but I’ve just noticed something odd with one of our girls. Savannah Lucille, one of our Kraienkoppes, seems to be broody. The term “broody” initially was a little hard to grasp for me, for some reason — I wasn’t sure if it […]

What to Feed Your Chickens

We got our chickens as babies back in February, so we’ve had a few months to experiment with what to feed them. Their basic diet is organic feed from  Callahan’s Feed Store, but there are a ton of other things you can give your chickens as treats. Like grass clippings: So grass clippings are a […]