Another great (little) book on Raising Chickens

The quote below is from the website My Pet Chicken’s e book called “My Pet Chicken Guide to Chicken” Care. I encourage you to read it if you are interested in Raising chickens. It is a wonderful quick read that covers all the basics in such a way that is easy to understand. “But I…

Up date on the "Raising Chickens" Post

With all the wonderful information on the Internet and the awesome e-mails I have gotten from people a plan is coming together =o) My hubby is against free ranging because he says we have way to many predators around here. I was thinking that we could build a permanent coop and run and later build…

Raising Chickens for Eggs. Need help =o)

(These pictures are from the Chicken Wikipedia page)We are almost a 100% sure we want to raise some chickens for eggs and maybe even some Rabbits for meat….gasp, I know some people probably can’t stand the idea but Rabbits would be a great (less expensive) source of meat (protein) free all the extra’s they stick…

Day 3: Building the Coop

This is a new pic: A view off our laying boxes, the privacy wall and our roosting area. Here are our four laying boxes. I read in several places you only need one box for every four to five chickens. Our plan now is to get twelve chickens so our four boxes will give us…

It’s time for a Field Trip

Pictures are from WikipediaWe are so excited about this Field trip!! By accident I found a small chicken farm close by our house (Thank You Lord) and we are going Monday to look at their farm: ducks, geese, puppies, dogs, cats, barns, coops, nesting boxes, roosting areas, brooding areas, feed and yes all their CHICKS…

Blog Award

 I am very honored that Ellen from Bluestocking Belle thought my little blog was worth mentioning. (Do yourself a favor and check Ellen’s blog out!!) There are so many wonderful blogs out there that to have mine mentioned by anyone seems like a very BIG deal =) I have been blogging since February 2008 at…

Look we got new Chicks

Here are our boys, they just love picking up and holding the chicks but of course they still like picking up the bigger chickens we have. Here are 2 Serama Chicks born on 11/4/08 Here is an adult Serama Hen-pic from Wikipedia Here are 2 Silkie Chicks born on 11/4/08 Here is an older Silkie-pic…

Oh no we have Roosters!!!

but that’s o.k. cause I’ve got them eating out of the palm of my hand =o)2nd pic is of our Golden Comet Rooster named: Comet. The 3rd pic is of our Rhode Island Red Rooster named Reddy (don’t tell but he is my favorite. He will actually look up and come sometimes when I call…