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by Rebecca Nickols Every devoted chicken keeper knows there are times when you wonder if your friends really want to listen to your tales of how wonderful it is to have backyard chickens, but Community Chickens understands how endearing and full of personality a chicken can be! If you were looking for a way that you could […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Disclaimer: This post is filled with cliché puns, and terrible jokes that certainly need no drum roll introduction, but will most certainly have you rolling your eyes. Consider yourself warned. Whenever I think of proverbs, the film So Dear to My Heart comes to mind. It’s an old Disney classic that tells […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell My husband, Zach, and I love to watch old horror films. Our favorites are the black-and-white versions from the 1950s, where there’s always some sort of nuclear mishap, and as a result, insects have grown to the size of small cars … or lizards … or, worst of all, zombies walk the […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson I’ve been reading with interest and nostalgia fellow blogger Rebecca Nickols’s articles about her broody hen. I remember well the times I would go to the nests, and a hen would puff up and hiss at me. The growly sound of a broody hen is something I won’t soon forget. It has […]Read more »
by Amy Grisak — Title photograph by Mark Vogel Ducks can be helpful, colorful little characters in your garden patch, providing a measure of truly natural garden pest control – and the eggs they lay taste delicious! Here are some fun facts about a few heirloom breeds. Indian Runners are comical-looking ducks that stand tall […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson I’m frustrated, irritated, discouraged, and a bit concerned. I have 18 laying hens. No, I have 18 hens. ONE of them is laying. The others, the Buff Orpingtons and Rhodies – the ones that have faithfully given me enough eggs for my family, and the neighbors, and the neighbors’ families — those […]Read more »
by Cortney CogswellOver the past few weeks I’ve noticed personalities develop in the flock. We all know that there will be one alpha male and female, as well as one or two that will be “henpecked.” But nothing much is said about the other personalities that may show up in a flock. Just watching their […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke In my last post, I told my tale of creating a three-dimensional chicken cake for my daughter’s birthday. I also promised to share the chicken-themed crafts that were preparedfor the birthday girl. It’s only fair that I follow through on that promise. As my daughter’s chicken birthday celebration approached, I decided to […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell A little over a month ago, one of our Lavender Orpington hens decided she wanted to become a mother. She plucked herself a nice broody patch and set up camp in our barn. A quaint little corner between the rabbit cages and where we store the bales of hay and straw for […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson It has seemed like spring would never arrive. The winter dragged on with snow and ice and zero temperatures. March came in like a lion with blowing snow and went right on out with blowing rain; in fact, April weather was a lot like that in March. Those welcome gentle April showers […]Read more »