Chickens, Eggs, Our Animals, Uncategorized

Sadly, we are now chicken-less

Even though we were blessed with no damage from Hurricane Florence, when we thought that NC was going to be hit with a Cat 5 (ish) hurricane, things got real and my life perspective changed immediately. When you have to decide what to take with you and you can ONLY take what will fit in… Continue reading Sadly, we are now chicken-less

Chickens, Eggs

Is that egg fresh?

If you have ever cracked a rotten egg unexpectedly, you know how important it is to have an idea if the egg you are about to crack is good or not!  YUCK!!!!!  That happened to me one morning and let's just say, I didn't eat breakfast that day! Here are a few tips from Countryside… Continue reading Is that egg fresh?

Chickens, Eggs, Homestead

Easter Eggs!

  Finally !!! One of our Ameraucana pullets is a big girl now !! A hen! We found our very first "easter egger" bluish-green egg yesterday !  Our six EE girls were born last February - we got them in mid-April - and we have been waiting for this day since then!!  I was soooo… Continue reading Easter Eggs!

Chickens, Eggs, Homestead

Fun Fact Friday – Do you ever sell chicks or eggs? Is that regulated at all?

  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?

Chickens, Eggs, Homestead

Fun Fact Friday – “Chicken Regulations”

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”