How to Grow Chicken Grass Window Boxes: My chickens favorite treat!

Growing chicken grass in window boxes for your chickens is super easy and a very healthy treat for them. See below for step by step instructions on how to grow chicken grass for your flock. Follow me! Rebecca Beauchemin Step 1: Build a shelf for your chicken grass window boxes Many animals around your coop will … Continue reading How to Grow Chicken Grass Window Boxes: My chickens favorite treat!

20 MUST HAVE Products for Chicken Keepers

In this article you will find the TOP 20 MUST HAVE Products for Chicken Keepers. I have personally used all of these products and highly recommend them for anyone with a flock of backyard chickens. DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links … Continue reading 20 MUST HAVE Products for Chicken Keepers

Chicken Checklist, FREE download

On Hitching Post Lane Chicken Checklist Are you a new chicken keeper and not sure where to start? I got you! The research about baby chicks can be overwhelming! Use my chicken checklist for a simpler setup. Download this FREE checklist to help you prepare for your first flock of baby chicks! The checklist is … Continue reading Chicken Checklist, FREE download

3 Steps to Prepare for Your First Baby Chicks

Please enjoy this simple checklist: 3 steps to prepare for your first baby chicks. #1, Chicks Need a Brooder The first thing you need is a safe Brooder. Check out my post for a step by step tutorial. DIY Chick Brooder #2, Chicks Need a Heat Source Baby chicks need warmth. I am a firm … Continue reading 3 Steps to Prepare for Your First Baby Chicks

Black Staircase Railing, DIY

black staircase railing, painters tape

It was love at first sight.  At first glance our foyer was open, airy, and had a gorgeous curved staircase.  (It also was disgustingly dirty and had about 10 yrs of soot caked on it -- but that's a story for another day!)  The staircase is one of my favorite things about our house.  The … Continue reading Black Staircase Railing, DIY

Hawk attack!

hawk attack, chicken attacked by hawk

We have many predators in our area including fox, coyote, racoons, and even the occasional bear.  But we have never had any issues with them interacting with our chickens until 2 days ago. The attack: Last Saturday was my sons 6th birthday party and as the festivities died down it happened.  A red-tailed hawk attacked … Continue reading Hawk attack!

Breakfast for Chickens

breakfast for chickens

December came, the days got shorter and my hens all stopped laying!  It happened overnight and I was horrified that I would have to buy STORE BOUGHT eggs.  Luckily my superstars -- Sybil and Rosie -- continued to lay.  But I was lucky to get one egg a day which would not do!  Every morning … Continue reading Breakfast for Chickens

Chicken Breeds & Egg Color

chicken breeds, egg color

There's a lot to research as a new chicken keeper.  Chicken breeds and egg color will be discussed below. When I chose the breeds of chicken that I wanted to raise many factors came into play.  My top priorities: Cold/winter tolerant Temperament and friendliness Rate of egg laying (at least 4-5/wk) Egg color (I wanted … Continue reading Chicken Breeds & Egg Color

Yellow Front Door

yellow front door

One day I was bored and home with a sick child so I decided to paint the exterior doors the same color as the chicken coop -- Egg Yolk yellow!  I started on the back door in case it went terribly wrong.  A yellow front door and side door would follow.  The doors were a … Continue reading Yellow Front Door

Big Ruler Height Chart

big ruler height chart, measuring stick, growth chart

Like most moms, I feel like my kids are growing up too fast.  The days are long but the years are short.  I wanted a keepsake that would show their growth.  I pictured them showing it to their kids when they visit Grammy & Grandpa's house someday.  This Big Ruler Height chart came out so … Continue reading Big Ruler Height Chart