Hold up! Isn’t raising baby chicks something you do in the Spring?? Baby chicks and bunny rabbits are pretty much the symbols of Springtime…so…Lindsey has gone crazy. Not at all my friends! Fall is the BEST time to raise chicks!
Getting less eggs then you used to?? Whether you’ve had hens for a while, or you have young pullets that are starting to lay, you may start to wonder which hens are laying or not. I have a mixed flock and we’ve noticed a decline in our eggs so its time to do some investigating! Luckily there are some tell… Keep Reading
As I write this, there’s less than one week left of 2018! Can you even believe that? The year started out pretty rough for me, but it’s turned out to be one of the best years. And as I’ve been looking back, I found I really wanted to share some of my favorite things from 2018. My favorite products, books,… Keep Reading
Healthy chickens equal healthy eggs. One of the most important things we can do as chicken keepers is to maintain the health of our flock. Many people turn to medicated feed to accomplish this (especially with chicks). However, I’ve never been very comfortable with that idea…with all of the over use of medication in our modern society – one of… Keep Reading
When you pick your first batch of chicks, it’s so exciting! Even now, everytime I walk into a feed store and see the bin of chicks, my inner little girl squeals! They are just so darn cute! I wanna scoop them all up and take them home with me! Alas, I have limited acreage here on our backyard homestead. So I… Keep Reading
Last week I was dumb. I left the gate open to the chicken run…in my defense it was “closed” just not locked…but the sneaky hens managed to swing it open and escape! And well, as you can tell from the title of this post – it resulted in me needing to use some natural chicken first aid…
What do you do with your old eggshells?! You could compost them and use them in your garden – which is great! But what I like to do is feed the eggshells back to our hens. This is an awesome natural calcium supplement for the hens – which is really important if
Chicks are cute and all, but sometimes you don’t really have 6-8 months to wait on eggs… Am I right, or am I right?? I wanted to integrate new hens into our established flock this summer, in particular I was looking for some silkie hens. These hens are originally from Asia and are well known to be fabulous mothers. You… Keep Reading
Are you a seasoned homesteader? A small scale homesteader, urban homesteader, apartment homesteader? I’ve got something that can unite us all in homesteading glory. Homemade chicken stock. You don’t need any land, or a garden, or even special skills. You just need a big pot and a stove, and some leftovers in your fridge. Sounds doable, right?
When was the last time you had a roast chicken? If you’re a typical American, I’m gonna guess, um…it’s been a while. We need to change that! It’s one of my favorite things! Making a simple roasted chicken is a basic culinary skill that seems to have been lost. It used to be common place, but a lot of people today… Keep Reading