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 — white, ecru, light brown, dark brown, dark brown […]
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 mean, and what should you […]
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 […]
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 […]
We had high hopes for our dog, Pip. She is a large, mixed breed dog, and is well-behaved and sweet. She also has a real killer instinct when it comes to things coming into her yard (i.e.: rats, possums). So when we got our 18 baby chicks back in February, we’ve worked hard to acclimate […]
Since I am the proud new owner of 18 chickens, I can totally relate to this! Very funny and TRUE. You might also enjoy these articles:Chicken Broodiness: Good or Bad?When A Chicken DiesWhat to Feed Your ChickensWhat To Do When Your Chicken is InjuredThe Chickens are Here!
We’ve been planning to have chickens now for, oh, about 3 years — and now we finally have them! We built a chicken coop (post to come on that one) and then went to buy our chickens at Callahan’s General Store. They didn’t have the exact breeds we were looking for, so we came home […]
So The Hunky Fiance and I recently went on the Funky Chicken Coop Tour–we went on the tour last year, but I found this year’s tour to be a ton more helpful as we prepare to have chickens in the Back 40. What made the difference? Cooler-looking coops (I demand form and function!), a wider […]