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Hi I am Lori Leigh from LL Farm. On our homestead we have cats, dogs, chickens, and cows. I love all things home: cooking, crafting, decorating, antiquing, and gardening, to name a few. My blog LLFarmblog.blogspot.com does not follow just one subject. It is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I invite you to visit my blog and leave a comment or send me an e-mail. I love meeting people that share the same passions that I have in life!
Chicken Terminology. Whether you are new to raising chickens or you are a seasoned chicken keeper, there are some words that you may scratch your head and think ‘what‘. We are all constantly learning new things, so listed here (in alphabetical order) are some common chicken terms. Bantam – A miniature version (usually half […]Read more »
It is that time of year when wood ash is easily accessible. If you have access to wood ash from a fire place or wood burning stove, why not put it to work for your chickens. Dust Bathing Natural – All year round, dust bathing is a chicken’s natural way of keeping clean. Necessary – […]Read more »
Some things never change. People have been keeping chickens for years. Some things do change, such as the way people keep chickens. Let’s compare some similarities and changes, shall we… BREEDS Back in the day, many farmers had cold-hardy breeds, such as Buff Orpingtons, Wyandottes, and Rhode Island Reds. These are the breeds that were […]Read more »
Old man winter will be knocking on our doors soon, so I thought this would be a good time to review some winter strategies for keeping chickens safe and healthy during cold weather. A winter check list for your chickens… Your chickens have probably finished molting by now, or should be soon. Their new feathers […]Read more »
Yes, chickens can eat pumpkin. The orange beauty is packed full of nutrition, including vitamins and antioxidants. Although there is no scientific evidence to prove that pumpkin can act as a natural de-wormer, many chicken keepers believe this to be true. Pumpkins are plentiful and reasonably priced this time of year, so why not offer […]Read more »
Many times it is the simplest things that taste the best. Take eggs and toast for example. Easy enough to make for one or for a crowd. Ingredients you most likely have on hand. Eggs and toast – the perfect breakfast, or lunch, or supper. It starts with bread. White Wheat Rye Use what you […]Read more »
It’s inevitable. Sometimes you need to go away and sometimes you just want to go away. When you have chickens (or other animals), a little planning is needed before you pack those bags. Certain animals can be boarded. We have done that in the past…when we had one dog. But now? We have 2 dogs, […]Read more »
Every flock needs a super star, right? Well, Betty the chicken certainly thinks so. It seems a lot of my chicken pictures include our Barred Rock named Betty. Why is that you may wonder. The answer is simple. Betty likes to be in the spotlight! When she sees that I have my phone or camera, […]Read more »
I am so excited to attend the Mother Earth News Fair (MENF) in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania this upcoming weekend. Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, hands-on sustainable lifestyle event. The fair is offered throughout the year at different locations in the US. This will be my first time attending! As a contributor to Community Chickens, […]Read more »
Did you know that growing your own herbs is fairly easy to do and can be an added health benefit to both you and your flock of chickens? Herbs grow well in both containers and directly in the ground. Most herbs don’t require a lot of water, so if you forget to water them a […]Read more »