Are you picking out new chicks? Planning to add chickens to your existing flock or starting a flock? I just posted over at Community Chickens about a fun, fancy, feather color that I love to see in my backyard. Laced is the term, as in Silver Laced, Golden Laced, and Blue Laced Red… in my instance.
Hello Everyone! I have a new post over at Community Chickens.
I just wanted to share a picture of my dozen eggs. Note the “Wind Egg” is still in the reusable carton. I still have not decided just what to do with it. The ladies in my backyard, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, have been busy with the longer days.
Hi Everyone. There is a new post over at Community Chickens. This is the result of being able to leave the boys home with my Husband while I grocery shopped alone…Yes, all by myself. While I had the time to go up and down aisles, reading labels and checking things out, I decided to wander over to the egg section. There, I noticed that some of the cartons were labeled Vegetarian Fed.
The days have been getting longer and our egg production is starting to increase. This past week, as I was checking in on the nesting boxes, looking, hopeful, for eggs, I came across a surprise. There in the nest box was a teeny, tiny, little, blue egg. My Easter Egger laid what is known on the net as a “Wind Egg”.
Hi Everyone! I have a new post that is published on Community Chickens. This is a look at predators in backyard chicken keeping. Specifically cats and how I take precautions with my flock to minimize the risk of stray cats attacking my chickens. Life is good in the Village and I am ever vigilant to protect my flock. (more…)
Hello there, Did you follow me from my blogspot blog? Maybe found me new on the world wide web? Could have been Twitter or Facebook? In any case, Welcome to my World, I am so glad you stopped by.
My name is Shannon and I am a self-proclaimed Country Girl who moved to town, or the village rather. I live in a small village in Michigan. Here, with the help of my husband, we raise our two boys, two dogs, two cats, four chickens and a large garden on my “Just Under an Acre Lot”. I am passionate about eating local fresh food. It is this passion that took us from gardeners to backyard chicken keepers.
On this site, you will find my musing of life in a small rural village. There will be pics and recipes for food, skin care and crafts galore, tales of motherhood and crazy antics from my chicken coop. I have also, with the help of a super smart web designing Aunt, brought over my older posts from blogger so nothing should be amiss, pictures will be added to those older posts shortly/eventually.
We got back yard chickens a couple of years ago. It started with the cute chicks at the Feed Store in town and of course having lusted after my friend’s chickens, I knew just what breeds I wanted. . . 1 of everything. We got an Australorp, Orphington, Polish and an Americana aka Easter Egger. I love every one of the breeds, but I do have to admit, while they are not prolific layers, I have a soft spot for the Polish chickens. I just love the plume of feathers that cap their heads. They have a sweet but a bit aloof personality. They are just fun to watch in the yard. Corralling chickens up into crates to move them though is not so fun. I have officially been called Aunt Shannon who Chases Chickens by my 2 year old nephew. He was amused by the chasing, but me…not so much. (more…)
Chicken Therapy, what can that possibly be? It is the profound sense of simple and natural and organic that comes over a person while they watch chickens just being chickens in their yard. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be in their own yard, Chicken Therapy can be done in other peoples’ yards. The main component is the chickens, the place can be anywhere. (more…)