Keep your flock healthy and happy with these 5 all natural products!
Some people shake their heads when I tell them my chickens have names, especially after the emotional loss of Georgina-Henrietta and Eloise. But today when I got home from work and school, a bit tired and more than a bit crotchety, three little chicks chirped, flew around their brooding box, and then happily danced under… Continue reading Names
Maybe it’s that the fourth of July is right around the corner, or maybe it’s because we’ve now formed a bit of a tradition with barn red and white, but, either way, our new coop is definitely patriotic. We built an A-frame coop, and so far, we are loving it. The underneath of it forms… Continue reading Red, white, and blue coop
Happy day! We are hen keepers again. Introducing Hermione, Hildegarde (Hildy, for short), and Laser. We’ve got a mystery mix (Hermione), a silver laced Wyandotte (Hildegarde), and a Welsummer (little Laser). And egg watch 2013 has begun! Each one is already displaying her quirks and personality. Hildy is the boss (hence the strong German name).… Continue reading Welcome to the brood
1. If you have chickens, let them till and fertilize your soil for you in the early spring. Pen them in your garden using stakes and chicken wire for a few hours each day. They will eat bugs, till your soil, and provide excellent fertilizer. 2. There are lots of plants you can grow from… Continue reading 10 Tips for a Cheaper, Easier, and More Productive Garden
Came across the picture I took of that infamous ride the hens and I took back to my house on they day I bought them. They were so tiny. Here they are at about 4-5 months old: And here they are now. Both fairly large breeds, though at probably ~8-10 pounds, Georgina Henrietta (a Buff… Continue reading Growing girls
My girls love to dust themselves, lolling around in the dirt and fluffing it up everywhere. I had a galvanized planter filled with some dry dirt, and GH&E have taken it over. Eloise in particular loves to roll around and get dirt everywhere. Soon, I’ll be adding a couple of tablespoons of Diatomaceous Earth (food… Continue reading Dusting box for hens