Chickens

Keeping Chickens Warm in Winter

I’ve been keeping chickens for almost 3 years now. I love my chickens! Besides the fact that I have a cranky rooster, 2 hens that a prone to escaping and one that I’m pretty sure has not laid ONE egg….ever. This does not stop me from doting on them and talking to them like they’re […]

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Beef Tallow Chicken Feeders

With winter settling in nicely I have noticed that my chickens do not like the snow. They refuse to walk on it, they’ll fly over it whenever possible and I’m certain they would go without eating if it came to it! Putting down hay in our run has helped them spread their legs and get […]

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Storing Freshly Laid Eggs

The number one reason I started keeping chickens was because I wanted an unlimited supply of eggs. Once my hens started laying, my wish came true. With three hens laying steadily we’re up to 21 eggs a week. Boy did I get what I asked for! Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the eggs […]

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Chickens and Colds

      That Time my Chicken had a Cold     I went out to feed the chickens one morning.  The chickens that I had just brought home 2 weeks earlier. One of my hens (Rose) was a little wobbly and slow going. I watched her for about an hour, she wasn’t interested in […]

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5 Horrible Ways that Chickens Die!

  Top 5 Horrible Ways that Chickens Die What’s it like keeping a small clutch of chickens? Well… it can be quite rewarding and therapeutic. There’s a lot of satisfaction in knowing and caring for the birds, plus you get eggs! Maybe that’s why we see a rise in Not-So-Pioneers that are keeping chickens. Society […]

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The Golden Girls

Meet Dorothy, Rose and Blanche.   They are our Silver Grey Dorking hens. I’ve been told that this particular breed of chicken is quite old. The breed originated in Italy and was introduced to Britain during the Roman conquest. Wow! What heritage! All of a sudden I feel like they’re coop should be fancied up […]

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