Chickens are the first livestock animals that we added to LL Farm.
Our flock consists of a variety of breeds that provide us with fresh eggs daily!
We have a plan in place for flock rotation every two - three years.
We built our own chicken coop and have a fenced in chicken yard for them to enjoy, yet stay safe from predators.
I am proud to write about our chickens for a website called Community Chickens.
It is a website by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines, full of information from other chicken keepers also.
Please click on a post below to read about our adventures in raising chickens and things that we have learned (and are learning).
|A Guide To Getting Started With Chickens|
|Put Your Chickens To Work|
|Every Flock Needs A Super Star|
Keeping Chickens Cool In The Heat Of Summer
|Benefits of Using Wood Ash Around Chickens|
|Summer Egg Production (or lack there of)|
|Chicken Keeping Through The Winter (the natural way)|
|Winter Fun For Chickens|
|How To Keep Eggs From Freezing In The Coop|
|A Home Grown Turkey For Christmas Dinner(and the hard way we got there)|
|A Chicken Full of Spunk|
|Introducing New Chickens To An Existing Flock|
|Why Do Chickens Dust Bathe?|
|Baby Chickens and Pumpkins|
|Juvenile Molting in Chickens|
|Stories From The Good 'Ole Days (Told While Butchering Chickens)|
|Deep Cleaning The Coop|
|How To Clean and Store Farm Fresh Eggs|
|Blood Spots in Eggs (What Is It and Is It Safe To Eat?)|
|Ms. Broody Gets a Time Out|
|Fences Make The Best Neighbors (for chickens)|
|A Bully in the Chicken Coop and What We Did|
|Baby Chick Photo Shoot|
|More Baby Chick Photos and How I Photographed Them|
|A Week by Week Plan For Raising Baby Chicks|
|DIY Chicken Coop Made From Re-Purposed Materials|
|Planning a Garden For You and Your Chickens|
|8 Tips For Keeping Chickens Safe From Predators|
|Keeping Chickens Through The Winter|
|Our First Flock of Chickens|
|How To Start Seeds In Eggshells|