This is our first year of a full garden! Full for us anyway. Let me start at the beginning... When we had to rehome our precious hens last year after the hurricane, our first thought was to sell the 2 pens we had put together as our enclosure for the chickens and their coops. But… Continue reading Garden – Year 1
I can’t believe that we have never introduced our furbabies to you yet!!! We have 4 furry kids…Molly the cat and Mike, Carlos, and Bella, our pups! They sure do keep this old couple on their toes! Meet Molly - We adopted Molly from the local animal shelter, she was a year and a… Continue reading Meet Our Furry Kids
We have a regular wellness routine - especially in the winter! We use our arsenal of essential oils to maintain our immune system naturally and this year we have been learning all kinds of other home remedies that we hear are foolproof!!!! Elderberry Syrup is one of them! According to Edible Wild Food, … Continue reading Let’s Make Elderberry Syrup!
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!
Yep…it’s our Fire Pit Yardscape!!! We have finally started our fire pit area!!! We purchased our fire pit last fall and have been planning our “pit area” for a long time now!! This is only the beginning! Not too long ago there sat an old worn out shed on this spot. When we found an… Continue reading A Fire What ?
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?
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?