Does your chick feed look like this? It would if your new baby chicks were eating Scratch and Peck Feed Natrurally Free Starter Feed like ours are. We all want our babies to have the very best start in life, and with Scratch and Peck Feeds you can be assured they will.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Snow, mud, more mud, muddy ducks, a broody hen sitting on eggs, eggs in the incubator, new curtains for the nesting boxes, perfect duck egg souffles and an invite to a holiday celebration this coming December that is NOT to be believed! All in all, a pretty awesome week around here! Share a bit with me...
Friday, March 7, 2014
Duck eggs, with their higher fat content, are the perfect choice to get these individual souffles to rise to great heights, but chicken eggs will work just fine too. Fresh herbs and fresh eggs are two of my favorite ingredients with which to cook - and this simple recipe allows both to shine.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Why, oh why, do they do it? Why will chickens literally sit on top of each other in the same nesting box - or stand just outside the box and cackle and carry on until the offending hen in the box is done - when there is a row of identical boxes completely empty and at their disposal? Nesting Box Wars is what I call it. Here's why the wars are waged and a simple solution to end them...
Monday, March 3, 2014
Chick Fever! Eco Glow Brooder Giveaway
Many people are catching chick fever! Are you planning on bringing home baby chicks this spring? If so you should take a moment right now and enter this giveaway for a chance to win a Brinsea Eco Glow Brooder for keeping the chicks warm and also a 2 gallon galvanized poultry water fount.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
They say that good news comes in threes. Well, it sure did this week! First I received an invitation to P. Allen Smith's exclusive gardening bloggers' workshop at his Arkansas home in May. Thrilled beyond belief - mostly to have the opportunity to meet him and to check out his chickens and coops - I would have been perfectly content if that was the end of this week's good news....but there was more to come.
Friday, February 28, 2014
We don't raise goats. I wish we did. I dream of making my own cheeses and soaps. I love watching YouTube videos of baby goats leaping and kicking their heels. I believe goats might even be happier creatures than ducks! But so far I've had no luck convincing my husband that we need goats. So, I live vicariously through friends' Facebook pages and seeing cuties like this at the feed store.
Back in 2009, just about the same time we started raising chickens, a family-owned business named Treats for Chickens opened its doors. For the next 6 years, we each concentrated on doing what we do best. In our case it was creating the largest natural chicken keeping resource on the internet, in Treats for Chickens' case, it was becoming the world's first Certified Organic Chicken Treat company.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Got an old rusted galvanized chicken water lying around? Don't throw it out. You can easily turn it into a cute portable garden planter for bulbs, herbs, flowers or even veggies. Here's how:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Egg production has been picking up and signs of spring are unmistakable here in Virginia, so it's hard to believe it was snowing just a few days ago! I am getting antsy to start gardening, but am holding off since we're expecting nights below freezing next week again. Please enjoy this peek at our week.