How To Build A Brooder House And Why You Need One We love broodies around here! I know, there are tons of posts out there on how to stop broodiness, but if you raise dual purpose chickens those broody hens are something that you rely on! Bringing in a new batch (or 2, or 4, or…) […]
Can You Dye Brown Eggs?? This is a question I get every Easter! “Can you dye brown eggs?” I’m very adamant that I DO NOT buy eggs from the store! I also do not have any chickens that lay white eggs. So, should we give up the tradition of coloring Easter eggs?
Why You Need Nasturtium In Your Garden Nasturtium has become one of my all time favorite annuals! With everything else that I start from seed each year, the ease of this flower is what won me over first. Not to mention how easy it is to save seeds. But, there are so many other benefits that […]
Broken Pocket Eggs If you have chickens, you’ve been there. You went outside, forgot to grab a basket and shoved eggs in your pockets. Most of the time you can carefully make it back to the house unscathed. But every so often you get the inevitable broken egg, all through your pocket. The other day […]
Turn Out The Lights If you’ve read any of my previous posts on raising chickens, I’m sure you’ve noticed our preference. We do not like adding electricity to our chicken coop in the winter. Our primary reasons are explained in Why We Don’t Add Lights To The Chicken Coop. But, in the fall and winter, […]