I just love my chickens. Watching them is so much fun. Here is my list of ten ways that my girls amuse me. Continue reading
I really try to keep an eye on my chickens for any signs of broodiness. We do not encourage it on our homestead because we are not trying to hatch any chicks. Unfortunately for us, we have breeds that are prone to broodiness. Continue reading
I have been waiting for our two pullets to lay their first eggs and it finally happened for one of them. Continue reading
The nesting boxes are working well for us. Today both boxes were in use.
In an effort to make my life easier when collecting eggs, my husband came up with a good idea for adding nesting boxes to the outside of our existing coop. We wanted something that had a door so that we could easily open the box and grab the eggs.
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Since our chickens are true free range chickens, we were always worrying about being home to lock the chickens in the coop at night. For a long time I was interested in an automatic coop door so that they could safely be tucked away even when we were gone. I also like the idea of the coop door opening automatically in the morning. We finally made the investment and I am so glad we did.
In an effort to make my life easier when collecting eggs, my husband came up with a good idea for adding nesting boxes to the outside of our existing coop. We wanted something that had a door so that we could easily open the box and grab the eggs. Continue reading
Poem inspired by chicken love.
A little over two years ago I became a chicken mama when a stray wandered into our yard. We decided to keep it and bought a companion chicken. After many adventures in chicken farming, I am dealing with the death of one of our girls. I shared many stories about our Red Star and I referred to her as the “big chick.” Our other chicken is a Bantam so she was aptly named the “little chick.” Continue reading
I started blogging in 2014 and it has been an interesting journey. I am looking forward to seeing what 2015 has for me. One of my favorite things about blogging and interacting on my Facebook Fan Page is sharing about my chickens. They certainly have turned my life upside down. I never planned to become a chicken mama. Continue reading