Which Chickens Lay Green Eggs?

When I first started raising backyard chickens, I didn’t even consider egg color I was more concerned about healthy, fresh eggs for my family and docile chickens who were fun to be around

It wasn’t too long into this adventure, though, that I dreamed of a colorful egg basket! I really had no idea all the different

How to Sex a Baby Chick

Let me kick off this blog with a quick disclaimer: I’m no pro at determining whether your cute little chick is a he or she, but let’s dive into how the experts do it! If you’re part of any backyard chicken group on Facebook, you’ve probably seen folks asking weekly about their chicks’ gender Trust me, I get the curiosity! I’ve ended up with a couple of surprise roosters myself from “straight run” breeds, which means they haven’t been sexed yet

Navigating the

Will Chickens Stop Laying Eggs if the Coop is Dirty?

It was a coop cleaning weekend around here and let me tell you, that is a chore that feels so good to have done! 

While chickens are one of my favorite animals on the planet, they are messy Chickens love to scratch around their bedding and this creates so much dust Honestly? It’s a little crazy to me how much dust they can create


Feeding Flaxseed to Chickens

We all want to ensure our backyard flocks are as healthy as possible Many of us get into raising chickens primarily for fresh, nutritious eggs But did you know that the diet of your chickens plays a crucial role in the quality of their eggs? Incorporating flaxseed into your chickens’ diet is a fantastic way to boost their health, thanks to its high content of Omega-3 fatty acids
Let’s explore the benefits and best practices of feeding flaxseed to your chickens!

The Scoop on Apple Cider Vinegar for Chickens

In the world of backyard chicken care, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has become the latest craze Many owners tout its health benefits, claiming it can transform the well-being of their flocks But is ACV really the miracle it’s made out to be, or could it be just another fad with potential drawbacks?

Let’s explore the pros and cons of incorporating ACV into your

Memorial Day Fruit Kabobs

I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of the school year! Graduations, family get-togethers, and Memorial Day picnics are upon us I have a quick, easy, almost healthy (and festive!) treat for you to bring along with you if you’re asked to bring a snack to share These kabobs taste like summer!

Memorial Day Fruit Kabobs

All About the Sapphire Gem Chicken

It’s time for another breed spotlight! I love doing these because I learn so much about the different breeds of chickens Did you know that more than 1,600 different breeds of chickens are recognized worldwide?


I remember starting with chickens thinking there were probably just a few different varieties to choose from I went completely basic with my chicken breeds until I got into it a little further Now I have over 25

The Best Greek Salad Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for healthy, simple meals to feed my family We have had an unseasonably warm winter this year It’s been incredible!

Our Minnesota winters don’t usually allow for grilling, but here we are making delicious meals we normally only get to enjoy in the warmer months This has led me to make other side dishes that make us all dream of summer 

How Do Roosters Fertilize Eggs?

It’s no secret I love talking to people about all things chickens I get so many great questions from people who are genuinely interested in these feathery friends! Of course, they usually ask about Happy or Roxanne, if I have the fluffy chickens (Silkies) and how many chickens are in my flock But I also got some questions that surprised me

I’m a firm believer that there are

Do Chickens Have Taste Buds?

Today, we get to talk about a fascinating topic I get asked quite often about things chickens can and cannot eat and if there are certain foods they prefer Their taste preferences seem to be quite different from mine! Why is that? Some people are surprised to learn that chickens have tongues Their tongues are hard to see, but they are in there!

A chicken’s tongue is triangular and relatively small Chickens don’t have