Flock Prep: Chick Planning

Raising chickens for multiple purposes requires a few things: patience, planning and persistence. We have had chickens for egg production since moving to our small hobby farm in 2016 and while it is never easy, it is a great way to have animals on your land that help produce food for you and your family….

The Realities of Fresh Eggs

We, like many before us who choose to try to provide more of their own food supply, have chickens. While the coop that was built into our small 2 stall barn on the property can house up to 18-20 chickens, we haven’t had more than 12-13 at a time. Mainly due to the fact that…

Fluffy Butts: How We Became “Chicken People”

Last Fall, we decided to take the plunge and attempt to raise our own poultry for meat.  We already had a flock of egg layers, and due to several acquaintances who had raised meat birds before… we opted to give it a try. For anyone who eats chicken, that proclamation is usually met with one…