Since we are new to chicken "farming", we wanted to incorporate our love of essential oils in our poultry care! We knew that Lemon Essential Oil is awesome for its cleaning properties and it is all natural, so we decided to use it to deodorize our chicken coop! This spray works great, is safe… Continue reading Cleaning the Coop Naturally
I can't believe I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Reward by the **awesome** LowcountryHippie! Thank you !!!! You have been my #1 fan since my first post! I appreciate that! How was this blog born? When we got our chickens there was soooo much to learn and so our blog was born! … Continue reading I’m so thankful…and surprised!
This week's read question is “Are there any common chicken practices that you believe to be harmful or just less-than-ideal? Certain coop setups, feed, nesting materials, etc.” As far as “chicken practices”, I am only assuming that the reader means commercial practices in hatcheries and chicken processing plants. Since we are small backyard chicken parents, I… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – “Are there any common chicken practices that you believe to be harmful or just less-than-ideal? Certain coop setups, feed, nesting materials, etc.”
Our next reader question is - Do you ever sell chicks or eggs? Is that regulated at all? Great questions!! We don’t raise chickens, so as far as selling chicks, I had to research that and here is the North Carolina Statutes on Chick Dealers and Hatcheries. I learned a lot reading through this…thank… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – Do you ever sell chicks or eggs? Is that regulated at all?
Fry them, poach them, boil or bake them – any way you crack them, eggs are delicious. As much as we rely on them for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and dessert, of course!), there are many interesting facts about eggs that aren’t common knowledge. Enjoy some of these lesser-known tidbits: 1. Chef hats… Continue reading 15 Egg Facts You May Not Know
Our next reader question is… “Are there regulations in your area for how many you can own in proportion to the size of the property you own?” Yes, there are regulations for those that live inside the city limits of Goldsboro, NC. The restrictions are as follows: “The chickens must be kept in a well-ventilated… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – “Chicken Regulations”
My awesome hubby, David, is the cook at our place - I LOVE to cook breakfast, but that's it! He is very creative in the kitchen and makes the BEST everything 😉 This was an awesome recipe so I had to share his creation with you ! No, it's not extremely healthy, but ya just… Continue reading Our Oily Homestead Chicken Enchiladas
The first reader question we got was “How did you decide how many chickens you need? I mean how many would fit?” That's a GREAT question ! One that is very important to decide from the start! In our research, of both the internet and local “chicken parent” friends, we determined that 6 hens would… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – How many chickens do you need?