Archive for June, 2014

Silly Chickens and Mud Puddles June 27, 2014 6 Comments

Silly chickens. Chickens can be contrary. You can provide them with the most fabulous coop, and some will want to roost in a nearby tree in the rain. You can give them huge, roomy nests filled with soft, clean nesting material in a secure place, and they want to lay eggs in the dirt under […]

Right to Farm – Your garden and backyard flock June 13, 2014 4 Comments

On Facebook yesterday, we shared a story from Michigan. Michigan residents have just lost their Right to Farm protections. There was a variety of response to this distressing news.With the responses were a few misconceptions. For instance, some were panicked, seemingly under the mistaken impression that backyard chickens have been expressly outlawed. That’s not the […]

The Hesitant Spouse Coming to Love Chickens June 6, 2014 4 Comments

When we first got chickens so many years ago, my husband was not especially enthusiastic.┬áDon’t get me wrong. He was never against backyard chickens. Theoretically, he liked the idea of being able to produce our own eggs. Plus┬áreal eggs are fabulous even before cracking—not boring like store eggs! Even better, we had a wonderful friend, […]