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

Chickens in Winter

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening4 Comments

As much as you would like to bring your hens inside to keep them warm and toasty through the winter, you can’t.  Just think of the mess!  Besides, they are chickens.  They can do this – survive outside in the winter.  In the freezing cold, even!  However, you can do a few things to make it a bit more comfortable … Read More