The Chicken Profiler – Speckled Sussex

Xena and Penelope were very cool chickens. Xena was a complete lap chicken. She hopped the fence every day from the first spring melts to the first blizzard. She’d spend her days scratching in the yard, happy to be picked up and carried around. They say not to have favorites in your hen house- andContinue reading “The Chicken Profiler – Speckled Sussex”

Chicken Keeping- Deep Litter Method

I can’t believe it- but as of this spring I’ve been keeping chickens for eggs for 8 years! Living in Maine, I’ve discussed keeping chickens in extreme temperatures and weather conditions, like winds so fierce they blow your coop over. Three separate times. Since the beginning, we’ve used Deep Litter Method for our henhouse. AndContinue reading “Chicken Keeping- Deep Litter Method”

2020 Goals: Updated

Let me start this blog out with a long drawn out, slightly hysterical bout of laughter Ahahahahhahbahaahbahahahahaahaaaaa 2020 was NOTHING like what we expected it to be- so much so that the reverberations can still be felt. So without further ado- our updated goal list for 2020- what the heck did we actually get doneContinue reading “2020 Goals: Updated”

Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review

Well, this year has brought us some relatively large changes as far as raising our own meat birds. (For a recap click Here, Here and also check out our Cost Of blog, ifen you’re interested.) First – we only bought 3 bags of flock raiser feed and then moved onto the meat bird crumbles atContinue reading “Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review”

2019 Goals Updated

An update blog for our 2019 goals

My Homestead: Should I Invest in Incubation?

A comprehensive Pro vs Con list of whether or not incubating eggs is right for our homestead.