Heads up!!! No really, look up! Why? Well because it is fall raptor migration time and if you have chickens, well, you need to be aware. Hundreds of thousands of hawks, eagles, ospreys and falcons are currently winging their way south and possible past your coop! Most hawks are soaring birds….
Growing up, I was a fair kid. Each year as summer crept toward the start of school, it was time to pack up all my projects and enter them in the county fair. I have mixed emotions about my time as a fair kid. I loved showing what I had
Chickens, there is something about having a few roaming your backyard. They are fun to look at, have distinct personalities, and provide amazingly yummy eggs. The popularity of backyard chicken keeping has been and continues to be on the rise across the country. While many areas legally allow the keeping
Back in January, I was so fed up with paying outrages prices for meal worms which I use as treats for my hens. What was I to do? That is when I decided to start my own meal worm farm. My oldest country kid and I set to work with a bowl, some
Having backyard chickens has swept the country and is no longer a craze but an established practice in many communities. But not everyone goes out and researches what it takes to take care of those cute little fluff balls. This became all to apparent when my neighbor, after seeing us
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Original source unknown Easter is coming and sadly many people head out to buy chicks for their children. As if it were not already hard enough for chick during the Easter season, some people make these poor little chicks even more “appealing” to buyers by dyeing them. Yes, you read
Our chickens love, Love, LOVE eating meal worms, but I didn’t love the price. I mean one of our hens could down 100 of them in a minute. Something had to give, so on January 8th, I bough some meal worms so I could start growing my own. I had
Having chickens is the backyard rage these days. Those that have them love them and those the don’t have them, want them. So in honor of the chicken craze, I thought I would share a few fun facts about chickens you may or may not know….. For example, like the
Recently I decided to stop paying out the nose for meal worm and that I was going to try meal worm farming. I watched a video on YouTube and thought, well that seems easy enough! So my son and I got started. To read about how we got started, click
It is cold….. below zero cold. So cold, your nose slams shut and freezes tight. Now that is cold! So I was not too surprised when I collected eggs last night to find a frozen one. It happens. But DON”T throw the egg away! They are still good and I
So I woke up this morning so excited because it was the 17th of January and THAT is the day the new issue of Your Chicken was coming out. Why was I so excited? Because you see on the cover there where is say they are having a four page
We give our girls meal worms as a treat every now and then. We get them from the local pet store at almost $3.00 for 100. The girls love them, they are like crack for chickens. The protein is great for them. But, Goldy alone could down 100 in less
So it finally snowed!!! Four days till Christmas in Michigan and it finally snowed. I know I am weird because I keep saying Finally, but really I was starting to wonder. As is my morning routine, I stepped out back in the blowing wind and falling snow for my game of