Chickens

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Hot Chickens?

Hot Chickens?

With the temperature continuing to rise, I have just a little PSA for you: If you're hot, your chickens are probably hot, too! Give 'em some watermelon to munch on, throw some ice cubes in their water, make sure they have some shade.  They'll be happier for it and so will you :-) xoxo, M
How Do You Know You’ve Got a Rooster?

How Do You Know You’ve Got a Rooster?

We've been wondering for months now if Prim is a rooster so let's look at the facts: She was a bully as a baby, but sometimes babies can just be bullies. She has continued to be a bully as an adolescent, but we all know how teenagers can be. Her comb is has grown larger than our ameraucanas and larger…
Looking Back, Moving Forward – Part Three (Backyard, chickens…more rocks)

Looking Back, Moving Forward – Part Three (Backyard, chickens…more rocks)

Alright, here's Part Three...the back yard...When we moved in four years ago, it was literally just rocks and one single tree...Mr. was happy to have a yard, but looked pretty confused about the emptiness of it all...Rocks, rocks & more rocksOh look!  You can see the tiniest part of a branch!!!Although we don't have many pictures of the beginnings of…

Dear Chickens…

I know there have been some changes around here lately that may have caused you a little stress, however, this whole "let's get together and only lay 1-2 eggs a day for the humans" thing is completely unacceptable.  There are five of you currently laying! STEP. IT. UP.You were brought into our yard to help us be more sustainable, not…
Cash as Trash

Cash as Trash

If you were given $30, would you throw away $10?  According to this article this is exactly what we're doing around the world with our food.Now, I know that I don't consider myself one to have money to simply toss in the trash, however, I essentially do this by buying coffee, going out to eat and splurging on magazines on a fairly…
The Chicken Mansion

The Chicken Mansion

Here in Santa Fe, not only are we surrounded by our beautiful mountains and fantastic open spaces but we also have a rich culture and history, lots of conveniences and the wonderful ability to keep as many chickens as we'd like in our very own back yards! Well, with the addition of our Newbies, we've found it necessary to expand…

Finding hope in chicken poop

How the heck do you find hope in chicken poop?!?! A few years ago I read the book Harvest For Hope by Jane Goodall and went back and forth between feeling very overwhelmed by all of the madness we have created and feeling very empowered and quite capable of making changes in my day to day life to help our…