Thursday, December 18, 2014

Come follow me on Bloglovin'

As many of you might have noticed, I recently was able to grab the domain (no dashes!) and have my blog posts redirected there. So far so good, but there are a few glitches still being sorted out. 

REVIEW: A Beautiful Bouquet of Roses from The Bouqs Co.

A few weeks ago, I received a bouquet of roses from a man I have never met.  And boy, were they gorgeous!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

All about Eggs

A blood spot on the yolk of an egg doesn't indicate fertility, chickens will still lay eggs with no rooster present and feeding a chicken garlic won't make her egg taste like garlic. Read on for more facts and fiction about eggs.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Week in Farm Photos - December 7th to 13th

December is marching along, and with it has come some temperatures into the 20s overnight, but the chickens are nice and cozy in their coop each night, the ducks in their houses, while Bella and Winston and Linus, the indoor/outdoor barn cat, enjoy the comforts of the house with us. Our tree is up and decorated, adding a cozy brightness to the living room. Come take a peek!

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Top Ten Favorite Chicken Blogs - The Best of the Best

Several months ago I shared my Top Ten Favorite Blogs HERE.  I'm sure many of you were surprised there was not a single chicken blog on the list! But believe it or not, much as I love my chickens, I do have other interests - like cooking. crafting, DIY, healthy living, etc. - and I do follow a wide range of blogs. However, I promised to share a list of my favorite chicken blogs with you all. So here it is.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Herbal Rx: Chicken, Heal Thyself!

One of the biggest stumbling blocks I run into trying to encourage others to raise their flocks naturally, without chemicals or antibiotics, is being asked Where's the proof? Where are the scientific studies? How do you know this works? 

Monday, December 8, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Treats for Chickens Prize Package for Healthy Hens this Winter

Our friends at Treats for Chickens want your flock to be healthy this winter. So do we! To help with that, they want to send one lucky winner a bag each of Cluck 'n Sea Kelp, Pullet Together and Nesting Box Blend. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Week in Farm Photos - November 30 to December 6th

This past week was all about holiday decorating! Even though our chances for a White Christmas are slim here in Virginia, one can always hope, and I always try to bring as much holiday spirit into our home as possible regardless! New holiday banners are up on the blog, Facebook pages and other social media as well, so enjoy! I'm off to decorate our tree!

Friday, December 5, 2014

20 Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds

Chickens tend to be cold-hardy in general, handling the winter months far better than the heat of the summer. But certain breeds, such as those with large combs and wattles, those with smaller body masses and some of the more fragile breeds don't do as well in the winter as those breeds considered cold-hardy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Tuttorosso Tomatoes "Celebrate the Sauce" Giveaway and an Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Since we've begun raising our own chickens, I'm constantly amazed at how many eggs we use a week! I mean, before we got chickens, we used to have a big breakfast most Sunday mornings centered around scrambled or sunny side up eggs, and I would make omelets sometimes, but since being blessed with a seemingly never-ending abundance of fresh eggs, it seems that eggs creep into nearly every meal - and make every meal so much tastier! Case in point, this Eggplant Parmesan recipe.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream with Candied Ginger

After making a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving last week, I was left with half a can of pumpkin puree. Not wanting to throw it out, I stuck it in the refrigerator figuring I would give it to the chickens. Then I had a thought. I remembered having had pumpkin ice cream years ago and thought ... hmm, maybe I should try making some. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Week in Farm Photos November 23rd - 29th

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving with family and friends. We enjoyed good food and conversation with friends and then brought home two huge 'doggie bags' for the chickens and ducks to enjoy. Here's a glimpse at our week. Enjoy!

Giveaway: Help us Celebrate 400,000 Facebook Likes

It's pretty amazing that in less than four years, our Facebook page has grown to more than 400,000 strong! It's in part due to you, our loyal readers and fans, that I, through Fresh Egg Daily, have been fortunate enough to write for magazines, appear on television and on the radio, and also write a book, to expand my reach and encourage so many to use natural methods to raise their chickens. To say **THANK YOU!** we have partnered with some awesome companies to bring you a bevy of fun giveaways!

Thanks to Bainbridge Farm GoodsWhimsical Years Photography, O'Keeffe'sLuv Nest and Chubby Mealworms  for sponsoring this giveaway and helping us celebrate this milestone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

COOP GIVEAWAY: Win this Chicken Coop from My Pet Chicken

We are excited to be partnering with My Pet Chicken to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this Clubhouse Coop and attached Run PLUS a copy of the My Pet Chicken Handbook by Lissa Lucas and Traci Torre and a copy of Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally by me. Two additional winners will each win a copy of each book. Read on to find out how to enter!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Product Review: Hentastic Treats Boredom Busting Chick Sticks

Boredom is always a concern with chickens being cooped up during long, cold, dreary winters. Boredom can lead to pecking and bullying, so I work hard to keep my chickens busy. I'm always looking for new ways to amuse them, so imagine my delight when Hentastic® Treats contacted me and asked if I would like to try out some of their products.