Chickens, For fun / 29.11.2010

Just in time for the holidays - here are some gift ideas for the chicken lover in your life!  Be sure to also check out my latest: 2011 Edition of Chicken gift ideas! These rubber boots will certainly keep your feet clean and dry while you...

Chickens / 18.11.2010

We have snow in the forecast for the next few days, so today I made sure our flock is set and  ready for the cold winter weather. In general we don't do a whole lot to change their environment as their body temperatures keep each...

Gardening / 15.11.2010

This November 15th 2010 is a dark and sad day.  Not only is the sky full of charcoal gray clouds, and the rain is falling sideways thanks to the cold wind - but it is also a day that an amazing young man has lost...

Chickens / 13.11.2010

Several years ago the USDA developed an outreach campaign to educate bird owners on how to keep their poultry flocks healthy.  Check out their website here for information and materials. It is important to know what symptoms to look for when it comes to infectious...

Food, turkeys / 01.11.2010

We have a turkey hen who just recently started laying eggs.  The eggs are a bit larger than the chicken eggs and have a distinct brown spotting.   The yolks are also a bit larger, but the interesting difference is the shell and membrane are much...

For fun, Gardening / 31.10.2010

Every year we decorate for Halloween - starting in early October.   We see lots of spooky gardens in nearby neighborhoods, and our garden is pretty mellow in comparison - no orange string lights or blow up ghosts, but we do have our fair share of...

Chickens / 20.10.2010

Just like snakes shed their skin and dogs shed their winter coat -chickens too go through a molting process.  They shed their feathers which is a natural  process that lasts a few weeks and usually starts in the late summer or early fall when there...