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Stubborn Hens

Many people affectionately call their laying hens “the girls”. You may think that’s odd, but these little walking egg machines have a mind of their own and their own personality. 787 more words

Life On The Farm

Yolks Don't Lie

The Happy Pig got its first public compliments today! On Facebook, a customer posted the photo below, a side by side comparison of one of our eggs and a premium organic one from the grocery store, with the text “isn’t difficult to see the richness and variety of diet the Happy Pig’s hens have”. 50 more words


When the Hens Aren't Laying...

There has been a lot of excitement around the hen house lately! Our newest batch of girls have started laying. I believe I mentioned our bad habit of naming chickens in a post on… 189 more words

Farm Life

Monthly Homestead Update

Rain, rain and more rain.  That pretty much sums up the rest of July and early August.  It has been a rainy, rainy summer.  So rainy, in fact, that my garden is molding.   551 more words

Backyard Chickens

Baby Chicks are here!

We’ve received freshly hatched baby chicks.

11 little layers: Buff Orpingtons and Silver Laced Wyandottes.

I hope the oxytocin transfers from this computer to you. 79 more words


Haircuts for Hens

Much to my surprise, Helga didn’t peck my finger off as I gave her a spring “haircut.” And by haircut, I mean that her flight feathers needed to be clipped. 67 more words

Farm Fancy

Waiting in Line

The truth is that no one likes waiting in line. Even chickens.

This morning, I heard loud squawking coming from the henhouse and decided to investigate.   29 more words

Farm Fancy