Spring coop cleaning tips for chicken care

It's Spring! Time to get your coop freshened up!!! Now is the time to get your coop freshened up.  I always have tons of energy in the spring.  I've been cooped up (no pun intended) all winter and as soon as there is a break in the weather, I'm so excited to get out and [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|chicken education, How to Farm|0 Comments

SO you want to start an egg CSA? Part 1

So, you want to start an egg CSA?  Feeling overwhelmed?  How do I start an egg CSA?  How many hens should I have?  How doe I hatch enough birds?  What kind of birds should I get?  How will I keep chickens? What kind of infrastructure do I need? How... In the next series of articles [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|chicken education, How to Farm|0 Comments

Tips for keeping your chickens warm in winter

I love my chickens and I want them to be happy and warm in the winter.  When I first got my chickens I would worry about them getting cold. Maybe you are worried about your lovelies as well.  Here are some tips for keeping your hens warm all winter. Remember hens have down coats [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|chicken education, How to Farm|0 Comments

Blue Laced Orpington

The Blue Laced Orpington is one of my favorite Orpington colors.  Lacing varies in these birds as does color intensity.  I select for a six pointed comb, 45 degree angle of the tail feathers and crisp lacing.  Plumage should be downy with a full undercarriage.  Legs on Orpingtons should NEVER be yellow. By sticking [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|chicken education, How to Farm|0 Comments