All About Polish Chickens

I have raised a lot of chickens in the last 15 years A lot Most of you know that my favorite chicken in the whole world is Happy She is a Barred Rock and she is wonderful A very close second though is Roxanne Roxanne is a beautiful Buff Laced Polish and she is hilarious! I now have 4 Polish Chickens and they are all incredible! Before you fall for their hilarious head feathers, here are a few facts you will want to know

How to Get Hens to Lay in Nest Boxes

Happy New Year! I hope you all made it through the holidays with abundant joy and laughter Since it’s the middle of the winter, our girls have slowed down a little bit in the egg department So, I’m going to take this opportunity to try and “retrain” them to lay in the nesting box I have a very nice, roll out nesting box but the girls prefer the coop floor! I have no idea why this is, but they definitely prefer the floor Honestly? It

Go-To Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

We made it through Christmas! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday

We love the week between Christmas and the New Year It’s full of fun baking, movies, games and playing out in the snow We don’t do a huge New Year’s bash, but we usually have a small get together where everyone brings an appetizer or two to share So, for a quick and delicious recipe, this Buffalo Chicken Dip

Mom’s Blueberry Bake

It’s Christmas week! I hope you’re finished with all of your prep and are sipping hot chocolate while the snow gently falls outside No? Haha! Me either! However, we are just about ready around here I have a couple of gifts to wrap and a couple groceries to buy But then I’ll absolutely be sitting by the fire with my hot chocolate waiting for the snow

I’m a creature

How to Make Edible Christmas Garland for Your Chickens

We are a week out from Christmas! Do you have all your shopping done? I am actually up to my eyeballs in all things Christmas But because I don’t have enough to do (insert eyeroll here!) I decided to take a break and make my girls something fun I didn’t go overboard on decorating the girls’ coop this year, but I did want to spruce it up with some homemade decorations Edible Christmas garland is a perfect addition to your coop And the best part? You don’t

How to Control Ammonia Odor in the Coop

It’s that time of year when the cold is setting in We woke up to a blanket of snow on the ground this morning And while it’s beautiful, the chickens prefer the dirt and grass A couple of them may wander in the snow, but for the most part, the girls stay tucked in their coop

We’ve talked about how much chickens poop, so you can imagine what a coop full of chickens may look

Does Cracked Corn Keep Chickens Warm?

We are having an unseasonably warm November and December is shaping up to be that way as well However, we do live in Minnesota, so we know the cold will eventually come One question I get asked quite often is, “How do you keep your chickens warm in the winter?”

Chickens are created with a built-in

How to Make Deacon’s Famous Omelets!

Growing up, my dad traveled a lot He was a traveling salesman who worked so hard to provide for his family, as well as grow the family business There were times when he’d be gone for 2 weeks or more at a time Our family sacrificed a lot during those years, but looking back, we wouldn’t change a thing

My mom stayed at home and kept us three kids in line Our mom is an

How to Make Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles

Happy Thanksgiving! I pray you’re able to spend time with friends and family this year After the last couple of years, I feel we’ve all learned even deeper the importance of relationships We’re excited to have a great week around here! Mostly, my girls are just thankful they’re not turkeys Haha!

Last year we did a “chopped challenge” with our Thanksgiving leftovers If you haven’t tried this yet,

My Favorite Toys for Chickens

I’m sitting here giggling as I write this blog because I have a confession Are you ready? I have always loved toys Obviously as a young child I did, but the joy that toys bring has never left me I’m a grown, adult woman and yet, a stroll down the toy aisle to see what’s new will still bring me joy Now, before you think I’m crazy, I don’t buy myself toys (that would be weird), but I love providing new adventures for