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2018 Chicken Crazy (Projects)

I, Paula – the “P” in “LP”,  am going a little chicken crazy!  I wanted to know what sexes of chix I would have hatching and this is the year, 2018, that I decided it was time to get going! 680 more words


Happy Easter!

Joy and happiness abounds–the babies have moved out to the barn! In fact, my husband surprised me by getting it all ready even earlier than expected so we were able to move them out before the weekend. 682 more words

Crash course in chickens

As I’ve said before, we are new to many aspects of homesteading.  Both of us are new to raising chickens.  I read books and reputable websites.  988 more words


Counting our chickens

Our flock has more than doubled!  You might recall that we started with three chicks.  Then I added four chicks…twice.  Then the Cackle Hatchery order arrived.  968 more words


Choosing Chicken Breeds for Egg Colour

We have a small flock in our backyard coop – just four laying hens to feed our family. I could have chosen a chicken breed known for high production like Rhode Island Reds or Barred Rocks so we could get as much  453 more words

Urban Homesteading

The Decision to get Backyard Chickens

I grew up on a hobby homestead, and I raised my first dozen ducks to sell as meat birds at the market when I was 16. 532 more words

Urban Homesteading

June in October.

You may not want to think about this as you peer into a bucket of extra crispy KFC, but every chicken has a personality. I’m not saying I’ve met a hen who’s up there with Mahatma Gandhi, but there have been a few along the way who have stolen my heart. 333 more words

All Things Poultry