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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 to blog […]
Making a DIY 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 you will need: Large […]
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 bowl Mixing spoon Baking pan Parchment paper […]
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 […]
Chickens don't necessarily go inside when it rains--and as we've discussed, it's not because they're not smart enough. They're smart! They just know that they're outfitted with pretty durn good rain gear: water repellent feathers. Especially in light rains, water just rolls right off. (Ducks have even more effectively water repellent feathers--you may have heard the […]
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