How to Clip a Chicken’s Wings

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening1 Comment

If you own backyard chickens, there may come a time when you need to clip your chicken’s wings.  Does this seem scary to you?  It did to me, too.  Don’t worry!  It is really easy and painless for the hen. I usually don’t ever clip a chicken’s wings unless there is a good reason to.  My main reason for clipping … Read More

Moving with Chickens

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So, last weekend we moved into a new house.  I know, I know, we JUST built that beautiful new coop!  Truth be told, we looked at the house we are now living in the EXACT DAY that my husband built the new coop.  The timing was terrible, but the hens needed a home.  He knew that he would be taking … Read More

Six Reasons to Keep Chickens

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Do you really need ANY reason to keep chickens in your backyard?  I suppose the number one reason to keep hens is for eggs.  That is why I got them.  But, as it turns out, there are so many other great reasons!! Jenny over at Nourished Kitchen, asked me to share my information with her readers.  Hop on over there … Read More

Tour the NEW Chicken Coop!

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening7 Comments

Recently my husband and I ordered a custom built chicken coop for our backyard.  Babysitting our two Goldendoodles every time they had to go outside was getting old.  The chickens needed a place to be that is safe!  We also wanted a coop big enough to handle more chickens.  When we ordered the coop, we had 5 hens.  We are … Read More