All in all – we would have to say that the most talked about of any venture we have going on at the farm are the chickens.  ”The Coop” as we call it – is usually the first place visitors to the farm go to see.  Our coop has been home since early 2011 to our little flock (we started with nine).

With a few minutes of care each day – they have provided us with a little over 4 dozen eggs each week – and maybe even more importantly – an incredible supply of organic matter for our compost bins.

It’s amazing how each of our chickens has developed their own personality.  Click below on the links to read any of the posts on our ladies.

The Baby Chicks Are Coming! The Joy and Ease of Raising Backyard Chickens

In just a few weeks, the farm will have a few new residents! 18 of them in fact. Cute, fuzzy, little balls of fur that will grow to be our latest flock of chickens at the farm. More and more…

Winter Chicken Care Tips – How To Keep Your Coop & Flock Safe & Warm!

Keeping your flock safe from the elements of winter's fury is a prime concern for most backyard chicken enthusiasts. But with just a few simple tips, it's actually quite simple to keep your chickens happy and safe through the cold winter months. With a few simple winter chicken care tips - you can keep…

Raising Backyard Chickens – Chicks To Coop

As more and more people begin to think about raising backyard chickens - we thought for today's farm update we would take you through the basics in raising your own - from chicks to coop!   There is little doubt that the chickens are the…

The Basics of Raising Your Own Chickens

As Spring approaches - many begin to think about the possibility of raising their own little flock of chickens. Backyard chickens have become popular in the last decade - and with good reason - not only can they provide your family with great tasting eggs - they can also become a great source of free fertilizer…

8 Great Reasons You Should Raise Chickens In Your Backyard

"I have always wanted to raise chickens!" - It's a statement we hear at least once a week, and is usually followed quickly by: "is it difficult?". The truth of the matter is - chickens are one of the easiest "farm"…

Why A Great Garden And Raising Chickens Go Hand In Hand

Anyone who visits the farm usually figures out pretty quickly the close relationship between our chickens and the success of our vegetable garden. It's a little bit of a twist on the which came first argument - the chicken or the egg?…

The Benefits And Ease Of Keeping Chickens…

Our little flock of young hens have begun to lay - and although still a little on the smaller side - we are once again enjoying our own fresh eggs. It started with one every day or two, and has progressed…

The New Chicken Coop Is Completed – Building Security For Our Chickens

1/2" x 1/2" heavy gauge wire mesh covers each of the three windows. It is…

Keeping Our Chickens Happy In The Winter

The last two weeks on the farm have been filled with a lot of snow, wind and freezing cold temperatures.  It's about this time of year that most of our friends and family start asking us how the "girls" are faring in the frigid conditions.  Our "girls" of course are our chickens, and surprisingly enough,…

Chicken Talk – Raising Our Hens

All in all - I would have to say that the most talked about of any venture we have going on at the farm are the chickens.  "The Coop" as we call it - is usually the first place visitors to the…

News From The Coop – The Hens are Happy!

Of all the things we do on the "farm" - the one that seems to receive the most attention from everyone are our chickens. The chickens were the first ever true residents of the farm - heading out in the early…

Happy First Birthday Girls – The Chickens Turn 1

As Jim and I  took a small break last week between tasks at the 'Farm', we began to think of where we were last year at this time with our dream.  We sat up…

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