Pecking Order IS a Real Thing in Chicken Flocks

April 17, 2018

Chickens take their pecking order very seriously. As flock animals, they adhere to a very strict social hierarchy and establishing a pecking order actually helps to keep peace in a flock. Being high in the order equates to being "big man or woman on campus" and enjoying the top roost at night, first dibs on food and treats, the rooster's attention, and even the prime spot in the sun to take a dust bath.

Take a Peek at my Week - Apr 8-14

April 14, 2018

This week I left the snowy fields of Maine and headed to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for the next leg of my Blue Seal Home Fresh Chick Days tour. I spent an incredible couple of days in one of the most beautiful rural areas of the state, as we drove from feed store to feed store past gorgeous sprawling farms and homesteads. I loved seeing all the cows, sheep and goats grazing as we sped past. I ate some really delicious local food while I was there and also met some amazing people (and store mascots!) at each event. Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome. 

Create a Better Nesting Area for your Chickens

April 10, 2018

It's important to provide a nice clean, quiet, safe place for your chickens to lay their eggs. The nesting boxes should be a sanctuary where your hens feel secure and calm in order to encourage egg production. 

DIY Seed Packet Coop Bunting

April 3, 2018

It seems that winter has been hanging on much longer than usual this year, so being desperate for some spring cheer, I made this simple DIY Seed Packet Coop Bunting for my chickens. It really brightens up the coop. I love it and I think my girls do too! 

Take a Peek at our Week - Mar 25 to 31

March 31, 2018

Still stuck halfway between winter and spring with snow on the ground, I enjoyed this week at home. It was nice to be able to relax a bit, head out to Barnes & Noble and then for a lunch date with my husband, and just have time to be home with no real deadlines or obligations. 
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