One of my favorite animals and things to do on our homestead is to care for our chickens. I love our ladies! Chickens require little and give much in return. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to sick chickens. I have not had much success in healing a chicken once they are … Continue reading Sick Chick on the Homestead
This past Thanksgiving Break we finally dispatched one of our three roosters. Currently, we have twenty-seven ladies and two roosters. For weeks we have put off killing our extra rooster and had him in the isolation chamber, so he couldn't stress out the ladies. He was the last rooster to begin crowing and he was … Continue reading Tales from the Coop
Letting our “Ladies” and Roosters out
Krista and Ms. Rhode Island Red. This is our first time having the Rhode Island Red Chickens and they are a great addition to our flock. These ladies are great egg layers.
I am just about done canning and storing our harvest for the season. I pressure canned our carrots from our garden last week and thought, OK, I am done for a bit. I am planning on making jam with our berries, raspberries, huckleberries, strawberries, and Saskatoon berries, during the winter months. But for now, they are all bagged and sitting in our freezer safe and sound.
Here chick, chick, chick! I love it when they all come running. Side Note: I left my chard and spinach for the ladies to eat. The greens are good for them.
Well, while I was walking our dog with my son I ran into a neighbor and he offered some apples from…
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When picking out our flock 4 years ago, my wife and I went to the local co-op and chose several varieties; Buff Orpington, Red Sexlinks, Amber Star, Ameraucana. We have since settled on the Buff Orpington since they seem to be the most easy going and don't tend to pick on the other chickens. My … Continue reading Our gardeners, the chickens, and other tales