backyard chickens

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Just for Fun – Slow Motion Chicken Antics Video

Just for Fun – Slow Motion Chicken Antics Video

I was given some apples yesterday by one of our local farmers which made the chickens so incredibly happy! Apples!!! In February?! WooHoo!!! While taking some shots for Instagram, I became enthralled with their behaviors and decided to take a slow motion video to try to capture some of their mannerisms in a way that could be looked at a…
Why did the Leghorn cross the road?

Why did the Leghorn cross the road?

Because he didn't know that that's where the coyotes live ;-) Despite their cute beginnings and all our hope for gobs of pure white eggs, our Leghorn chicks have grown into the most ridiculous chicken raising experience to date. Between their flightiness (yes, you all warned us) and our dogs, we've lost five of our eight Leghorns to escape and…
Easter Egger Feather Variations

Easter Egger Feather Variations

I'm hoping you all can help me with a bit of a mystery as the feather variations/coloring of three of the five have been a complete surprise!  We purchased five Easter Eggers/Ameraucanas that looked normal in their couple-of-days-old-selves and have wound up with two being the typical rusty/auburn colors, two being black and white, and one having these dusty.almost lavender feathers…
Cute Chicks

Cute Chicks

Everyone loves itty bitty chicks and their fluffy butts, right? Well, it's officially that time of year...the time when all us urban farmers are scrambling for our next flock of backyard chickens!  You either get 'em while they're itty bitty and hand raise them up or you wait until they are pullets and much closer to laying age. If you…
Backyard Chickens 101 – Chick Care

Backyard Chickens 101 – Chick Care

So, you've asked yourself all of the questions and you've decided to jump into backyard chicken keeping with both feet?  Awesome! You've created your brooder and have it ready with clean litter, a heat lamp and some food and water. You've picked your breeds, come up with a number you want to start with and you're bursting at the seams…
Fun with Chicken Scratch

Fun with Chicken Scratch

Excuse me while we have a little fun with chicken scratch here at Ever Growing Farm! Because, you know...life is too short and too serious most of the time and chickens are incredibly funny and chicken scratch is like chicken crack to them and I laughed and laughed and laughed while taking these pictures ;-) I do hope you think…