November 10, 2016

 Summer produce is tumbling out of the garden. Zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, okra, corn…and so much more. The chickens are munching on greens and rustling up insects. The boys are crowing and the girls are laying. With all of those eggs, it’s time to get cracki...

October 11, 2016

    I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;

And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,

And a grey mist on the sea’s face [or beak], and a grey dawn breaking.

...

September 8, 2016

  

 The egg and chicken story – which came first? For many people contemplating a hankering for raising a flock of chickens, it is often the idea of the egg that peeks their curiosity. Images of wire baskets brimming with fresh and tasty, free-range, pastured eggs...

August 3, 2016

 

Treading isn’t fun. Especially if you’re the hen…the treadee. What is treading? When

roosters mount females to show how much they love them, the crowing cowboy has

a hard time staying on. Hen feathers are slippery. The rooster grabs the back of the

hen’s head feathers an...

July 21, 2016

All animals bathe. Some enjoy a good splash in a pool of water; others frolic in a mud

hole. Most of us position a sparkling birdbath in the flowerbed for the songbirds to

drink and preen. Birds love to soak in the cool water and bath even in the winter.

Their fluffing an...

May 2, 2016

One look and you're hooked! That’s usually how people decide they want to keep

chickens. Gaze into those charismatic, feathered faces and you are drawn in. The

ancient song of the Sirens had nothing on the cluck of the chicken. So now that

you’ve been caught by their irre...

April 14, 2016

Chickens are perceptive and intelligent animals. Perfect. That makes training them a snap. It really is that easy. Forget about the days and $$$ you spent trying to get Fido to do…well, pretty much anything. Chickens are built to learn. AND, they are built to learn fro...

March 30, 2016

Thank you for taking a look at our new website!

 

To celebrate and to thank our fans, supporters, and fellow chicken-lovers, we are having a huge giveaway!

 

Grand Prize: Gift basket containing The Chicken Swing (Original Boxed Version!), Love Bug Treats, and a Fowl Play P...

March 22, 2016

 

Raising chickens is exciting. Children and chickens go together. In fact, both start with the same letters — “chi.”

 

Hmmm, that isn’t just a coincidence!

 

Behavioral science has proved that raising children with companion animals fosters empathy, critical thinking and a...

March 15, 2016

 We know that happy and healthy chickens have access to free range. Our yards are 

chicken-scaped with berry bushes, lush (pesticide free) lawns, with nutritious clover 

and dandelion, and lots of verges plumped up with leaf piles just begging to be 

rustled.  Who doesn’t...

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