We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’.

The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 192...

June 18, 2019

Pendulous crop in backyard chickens can be a stressful event to manage.

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  • Pendulous crop in backyard chickens can be a stressful event to manage.

  • What is pendulous crop?

  • Why does pendulous crop happen?

  • How...

June 11, 2019

Easy chicken dinner with only 4 ingredients!

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time1 hr

Total Time1 hr 10 mins

Course: Main

Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Russian dressing

  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix

  • 1 jar apricot jam/preserves

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breast...

June 8, 2019

Enjoy going to the farmers market, or going for the first time...

Going to the farmers market can be a fun and pleasurable business.  You get fresher food plus you can get what is in season and most of all you support local farmers.  Since you know we raise chickens we...

It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere.

My first thought is usually the worst- has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens?

Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predat...

Unfortunately a lot of people think that grit and oyster shell are the same thing.

They are not.

Your hens require both oyster shell and grit. Without it, serious health issues can arise, such as Sour Crop and Brittle Bones.

So now we know that our ladies need oyster shel...

Comfrey salve with oregano is really easy to make, and it’s one of those home remedies that should be in your natural first aid kit.

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Comfrey salve with oregano is really easy to make, and it’s one of those home remedies tha...

May 30, 2019

When things get a bit creepy crawly on your skin, you CAN grab a bottle of over-the-counter stuff….but you’re taking your chances. We’re trying to lead all-natural lives right?

There are all-natural options, and you can use essential oils to bring some bug bite relief t...

May 30, 2019

Often when I’m handing over a dozen eggs to a new egg customer, they ask me how long my eggs can be stored before they ‘go bad’.  This opens up a rabbit hole of other questions and bits of information people are likely not to know about with respect to storing, washing...

Pet birds don’t get much better than Cream Legbar chickens. They lay blue eggs and you can tell which are males and which are females seconds after they hatch – what’s not to love?

This fascinating breed of chicken is a relative newcomer to the backyard flock scene, but...