Feeding Chickens a Natural Diet

Feeding Chickens a Natural Diet

“Vegetarian Fed” is a phrase I see on chicken in the grocery store all the time and you know what? It makes me angry.  Chickens by nature, aren’t vegetarians.  When left to themselves (though at this point wild chickens aren’t really a thing)...

Homestead Goals for 2015

We aren’t big new years resolution people.  We’d rather set some small attainable goals to work towards over the course of the year.  Think of it as our yearly to-do list, man I love crossing things off a to-do list. Our overall goal for life here on the...

Preparing Chickens for Winter

This summer we moved our chickens to a portable coop with a fenced in run.  We had enjoyed having them free range but had lost several to predators and the easter egg hunt every morning was getting old.   For the summer, we parked the coop in the shade under some pine...

A Broody Hen Experiment

It’s spring time here in New England, love (and pollen) are in the air and I’ve got a chicken with an extreme case of “Mommy-itis”…and this isn’t the first time either.  In farming terms, she’s gone broody.  She is sitting on...

1 Chicken – Many Meals

Not that chicken, but you get the idea I am all about saving money and stretching groceries.  My absolute favorite way to do that is what I like to call “chicken in a crock pot”…I’m so creative, I know.  Seriously though, if you’ve got a...

Fall goals and projects

It’s that time of year again…the time of year when I start writing massive to-do lists in order to get us prepped for winter.  Granted, I’ll never finish all of it but still I like to dream. In no particular order:  Fire wood, fire wood, fire wood....