Should you get chickens?

Should you get chickens?

Our yard feels boring right now. For the first time in a few years there are no chickens running around. Should we get a new batch of chicks soon? Would you like to add chickens to your own yard? Let’s take a pros and cons approach. What do you get out of having...
Chickens: my garden’s little helpers

Chickens: my garden’s little helpers

I used to think of chickens as a threat. When I lived in Lesotho, my neighbor’s roaming chickens repeatedly ate the leaves of my chard down to the stems despite my attempts to fence them out. I couldn’t have imagined that I would see them as I do today, as...
Grocery store vs. Backyard chicken egg

Grocery store vs. Backyard chicken egg

Which one of the above eggs is from the grocery store and which one is from one of the chickens in my yard? And why is there a difference in yolk color? Find the answers in the comments section in a few days. ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click...
Chickens eat bugs in the garden

Chickens eat bugs in the garden

Joel Salatin advises that you wake up every morning aiming to attack the weak link on your farm. That could be soil fertility, irrigation, labor efficiency, anything. The weak link in our yard has been — for a couple years now — a proliferation of earwigs...

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