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A Quick and Easy Chick Starter Kit
We're gearing up for more chicks this spring, and in dusting off our chick supplies, we thought we'd put together a quick list of the must haves for when you bring your chicks home. These are affiliate links, so with no cost to you, purchasing though these links puts a few more mealworms in the treat bucket. First, you'll need somewhere for your chicks to live that's warm and enclosed. Our winter chicks started a plastic tub in the guest bathroom until we built our chick boxe
Want happy, empowered kids? Cute chicks are the key!
Our farmhand will be four this summer. She's starting to count past five, sort of reads her books, and does a lot of things "by MYself." If you've had kids, you know where we're at- somewhere between brimming with pride and tearing our hair out. So we've given our farmhand chores. She helps clean, feeds the dogs, and does a lot of the chicken chores. She loves caring for the chicks- giving them fresh water, food, snuggles and watching them run around. She understands to be ge
Doing it Right is the Right way to Do It.
Running our own hatchery is an amazing experience. It's so rewarding to share farm life with our daughter and community both online and in person. There's a lot to it, and we hope through our efforts that we can keep these amazing breeds and this amazing way of life going. That's not to say things haven't been without hiccups. We had a batch of eggs only produce one chick. We learned that roosters are just shy enough that too small of a breeding area leads to less breeding...
Kids and Chickens- a Perfect Pair
Not that I'm biased or anything, but how cute is this? That's our farm hand snuggling an egg- "There's a baby in there!" (not yet love... soon!) Chickens are a great addition to your family. You don't need a ton, they're hardy, and easy to care for. You can hatch chicks and teach your own little farmhand the cycle of life (or, if it's too soon, grab a look a like fairly easily). The food is easy and fun to distribute, chickens love snacks. Eggs are fun to collect. We love tha
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