Category Archives: Chickens

Baby Brussel Sprout Omelet with Salsa

Looking for a way to use up those tiny baby Brussel Sprouts? This filling tasty breakfast or supper omelet will hit the spot! Baby Brussel Sprout Omelet with Salsa Recipe This is a very simple recipe that makes a tasty … Continue reading

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High-Altitude Cold-Climate Gardening : Overcoming Soil Challanges.

High-Altitude Cold-Climate Gardening: Overcoming Soil Challenges Guest Post by WillowCreakFarm Part 3 of 5 This is the third post in our High-Altitude Cold-Climate Gardening series. You can read the other two by clicking the links below: Introduction Overcoming the Terrain … Continue reading

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Chick Care 101

  Ideally, if you already have chickens you are going to let your broody hen do all this work for you.  You can help pick the eggs she is sitting on but its just so much easier to let the … Continue reading

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Feeding Back your Egg Shells to your Hens

The Hens are laying like mad at the moment. It feels like spring with the glut of older and pullet eggs coming in the house at the moment..   We are getting between 7 to 8 dozen a week at … Continue reading

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How to Keep your Chickens Laying in Winter!

How keep a a steady supply of winter eggs on the homestead? I have gotten a few questions from local newer folks that are asking, how do I get my hens to keep or start laying eggs. This is a … Continue reading

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What do you do with those extra roosters?

We all know that when we let our hens sit or we buy straight run chicks, we are going to get roosters and extra roosters are a very bad thing in a flock.. the boys will start fighting. Injuries between … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Recycle your Egg Shells

This lovely sight greeted me this morning, Dear Hubby had washed the eggs and he had color coded them. Just adorable to find this waiting for me when I got up 🙂 With the flush of eggs that comes in … Continue reading

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Chickens are useful for cleaning up compost piles

This is the keep back hatching clutch of mixed eggs from this spring and a fine group they are, could not be more pleased with them. The purebreds are in their own group at this time and one of the … Continue reading

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Growing Feathers! The Chicks are no longer fluffy!

Dear momma pointed out that I had not taken any new photos of the chicks in a while an she is right.. They are growing well, doing great, active and bright eyed, clean legs and feathers are coming in. I have … Continue reading

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Hatch 1-The final round up.

In a tote with wire topper and a heat lamp over it (they will move to the bigger tote with the in-floor heating  in a few days) sits 17 chicks. This result breaks down in a few ways and we are … Continue reading

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