Category Archives: Chickens

The Reluctant Chickenista

Chickens on our farm have always been the lowly, replaceable stock. That sounds bad in a way, but truly it isn’t meant that way, its just that in the scheme of things, where I struggle to have enough food for … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Get Started Homesteading!

It is spring 2014, quickly approaching summer. Across the nation drought and illness and loss of honey bees have caused major losses in our food supply. This means higher prices for the food you buy, from meat to dairy and … Continue reading

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Feeding Chickens

I had a thought this morning, or more an observation actually. I have been getting weaker eggs lately, the shells are breaking easily and the yolks less rich in color. This has corresponded to 2 things; 1. I penned the … Continue reading

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Watering System for the Animals

I spent 2 days rigging up an automatic watering system for the goats and chickens. I still need to do one for the rabbits, but already I have taken over half my workload off not having to carry water constantly!

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Eating Chicken

Last night I cooked the roosters we butchered, oh, 5 days ago. That doesn’t sound so hard, but in reality I have never roasted my own chickens. I always had older birds that I boiled, or at least cut up … Continue reading

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Fixin’ Chicken

Tonight I prepared the chickens we processed earlier in the week for Sunday meals. It was bittersweet in some ways. Zombie chicken faced his second death, and this time didn’t rise. It was also the boys first time being present … Continue reading

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Painting the Chicken Coop

I have been talking about the chicken coop addition I have been working on for a while now, and it is finally almost complete. An end wall in a nest box and latches, plus a gate to the pen, are … Continue reading

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