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Follow our adventures as we raise a tiny flock of chickens in suburban Bexley, Ohio.
Our chicken bloggers include Tami Taylor, a Welsummer, and Tyra, a Jersey Giant.
RIP, Betty, Joan, Sally & Peggy.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Are you ready?

With spring supposedly on the way (so they say), you might be thinking about getting chicks. Here's a quick piece by about three questions you ought to ask yourself before taking the plunge.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chickens as garbage disposals

We throw pretty much all our kitchen scraps out to the chickens. Red stuff is their favorite so strawberry tops are a huge hit. But they also get random stuff like year-old matzah. Today I spread a slightly off jar of wheat germ in their run & they've been going to town!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hi Edible Columbus Readers!

We're in the news!  Nancy McKibben visited us a few months ago in preparation for writing her article for Edible Columbus.  We were thrilled to have her over -- not just because we love the beautiful magazine, but also because we like pretty much any opportunity to talk chickens.  In the article they mention the next Coop Tour (organized twice a year by City Folk's Farm Shop) on APRIL 12th.  The Coop Tour last fall was really fun.  All sorts of people came out, including people who just wanted to see some chickens up close with their kids, to folks who already have chickens and wanted to see someone else's set up, to the chicken-curious who were considering getting some of their own.  We didn't have visitors at our house because we weren't sure we'd have any chickens (that was right after the raccoon attack).  But we're excited to be a part of things this spring. Come on by and meet our girls.

Soggy spring chickens

Springtime is a soggy time in the chicken coop. We just threw some fresh straw down and now it's raining again. The ladies don't see to mind too much.