Chickens

Diatomaceous Earth: What Is It & Why You Should Use It

What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous earth (DE), also called Kieselguhr is a light-colored, chalk-light sedimentary rock that is composed of the siliceous shells of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae….

A Collection of Photos from around our Rural Michigan Farmhouse.

Trees. Shrubs. Perennial Flowers. Blackberries. Raspberries. Blueberries. Apples. Pears. Vegetable Gardens. Mint Garden. Edible Perennial Garden. 1 Dog. 2 Cats. 2 Sheep. 12 Chickens. Wildlife. Wanna take a tour around our rural…

We Have Chickens! Are We Farmers Yet?

It’s starting! My initial daydream of becoming a farmer is starting to unfold nicely. We moved into our little farmhouse with a big red barn last November, adopted a dog last month, and…

Precious, Sleeping Babies at 1:00AM

This mama is awake at 1:00AM… Why would any mother stay up this late when mornings with babies come insanely earlier than normal?? I haven’t the slightest clue… Apparently three+ years of sleep…

Chickens are Friends, Not Food— Look How Our Chicks Have Grown!

Why do people think chickens are NOT meat? Source: Free from Harm “You’re a vegetarian. But, you still eat chicken right?” says random meat-eater number 9,999,987,654. I had often heard…

Barn Stall Chicken Coop: Part 1

This week our 7 week old chicks finally moved out of their tiny coop in our basement to upgraded living quarters outdoors! A little shifting of materials in our barn and they landed…

Pretend Play: The Hawk and the Chicken

The Hawk and the Chicken “Hawk… Hawwwwk… HAWWWWWK. I want to eat some chicken!” My three year old daughter is currently running around the room, flapping her long hawk wings, preying on…

Our Sweet Chicken Died of an Infected Prolapsed Vent

RIP Saphira, Jersey Giant We lost the queen of our flock. Our curious, lovable, chatty girl stood tall next to our king cockerel. She was always the first to come running…

The Life of Ola: Remembering Our Light Brahma Chicken

We lost another chicken. This is our FOURTH chicken we lost prematurely. The first two, Daffodil & Moonmist, were snatched by turkey vultures. Saphira fell sick. And our sweet Ola was involved…

Irresistible Baby Silkie Chicks on their First Photoshoot

What’s cuter? Baby chicks or kittens? Before owning chickens, I would have said kittens. No doubt. But now, you will see that baby chickens totally and completely reach that high level of i-wanna-squeeze-you cuteness!…