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Egg Prices have been soaring to an over 49% increase due to the lingering bird flu outbreak in 47 states, affecting over 57.8 million birds. Rising production costs, including soaring feed, fuel, and labor, also increase egg prices at the grocery store. In some states, finding eggs on the shelves can even be difficult. People […]
Have you, or has someone you know, been fantasizing about a chicken dream job? Do you want to leave your current job and get paid to keep and talk about chickens all day? Are you looking for a way to help support your family with your beloved flock? Or perhaps you're a budding writer looking […]
Making a DIY Christmas garland for your pet chickens is a fun way to share the spirit of giving with your flock!  Here’s an easy, fun, and healthy way to show them you care… a festive holiday treat garland!  It's also a fun project to do with kids or family members. Materials needed for DIY […]
DIY salt dough chicken print ornaments are a fun and easy craft to make any time of year using common supplies that are usually found around the house already! This makes a beautiful and personalized homemade gift to share with family and friends. Materials you will need: Mixing Tip - If the dough comes out […]
If we knew then what we know now, we would have saved for the big chicken coop first, rather than getting a small one and trying over and over to modify it to make it work for us!
I feel blessed to have a small chunk of this earth to call my own. I really do want to make the best of it. Yet, my efforts to create the attractive and productive outdoor space that I imagine have been woefully inadequate.  While I dream of harvesting homegrown crops to feed my family the way […]
My post about the Five Rules for Keeping Multiple Roosters is one that tends to get a lot of interest---and that makes sense! After all, if you're hatching your own chicks at home, unless you have divine powers, you're more or less guaranteed to hatch too many roosters for a laying flock. You typically want […]
We have always advised practicing good biosecurity with your birds. When you handle them, make sure to wash your hands---make especially sure your children wash their hands. Baby chicks look like adorable, kissable little fluff balls. But of course they're walking and pecking around in poopy litter. Erg. That's a salmonella danger. While backyard pet […]
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