This year for the first time I have had three different people ask for my help in getting a few chickens to raise in their backyard. I also had a young man raise his own ducks from eggs after he saw my baby ducks. I suppose it is a sign of hard economic times- and also the desire to live more in accordance with nature. Three of my local feed stores ran out of all the baby chicks that they had ordered in one day!!! That is most unusual. I am glad that people are more interested in not only the food that they eat and where it comes from, but also in living more economically.
So, since many people are asking about how to raise chickens-
Here are a few of my favorite links on raising chickens:
Mc Murray Hatchery
Backyard chickens and coop designs
Back yard chickens and breeds
My Pet chicken:
my pet Chicken coops
The Country Chicken:
Ok- The Vernal Equinox came last Friday- The world tilted ( ha!) and the garden is very happy for the extra sunshine!!! The lillies and blackberry blossoms are very plentiful this year.. Take a look!
Any idea what this is?
Look at the size of his claws!! He is at least twice the size of our regular cats that hang out by the coop and he showed up when the geese started dissapearing....
bobcat, lynx, panther, cougar, big bad tom????