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 -- Cybil and Rosie -- continued to lay.  But I was lucky to get one egg a day which would not do!  I eat two … Continue reading Breakfast for Chickens

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Chicken Breeds & Egg Color

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 a colorful egg basket) It was also important they all look different so my kids could tell them apart … Continue reading Chicken Breeds & Egg Color

Coop Construction

Our chicken coop began its life as an old, sad, playhouse that we considered demolishing several times.  When we decided to get chickens I began researching coop construction and fell in love with the idea of having an adorable and functional space for my flock.  Most of the pre-fab coops you can buy online are … Continue reading Coop Construction