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Can Chickens Recognize Each Other?
Have you ever wondered whether or not your chickens recognize each other? Or recognize you? Could, say, pick you out of a lineup? O...
Take a Peek at My Week - April 16th to 22nd
This week was a bit of a mixed bag. I was home for the beginning of the week, enjoying muddy spring in Maine and then headed off to a ...
Why Does Perdue Feed Parsley, Oregano and Thyme to their Chickens?
When I wrote my first book Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally back in 2013 about using herbs in my chicken k...
Take a Peek at our Week - April 9th to 15th
It's so true that there's no place like home. As much as I LOVED being on the road for Chick Days, it was so nice to spend a fe...
What is a Fairy Egg and Why Do Chickens Lay Them?
Fairy eggs, also called "wind", "witch", "cock" or the fairly crass "fart" eggs, are merely a...
Take a Peek at my Week - April 2nd - 8th
I just barely had time to unpack from my trip last week, get some laundry done and catch up with my family before it was time to head t...
5 DIY Seed Starter Cup Ideas on a Budget
In Zone 5b, where I live in Maine, typically the last frost date is around May 15th, and the first average frost date in the fall is ...
Take a Peek at My Week with Tractor Supply Co. and Blue Seal Feeds - March 26th - April 1st
I'll be heading home to Maine tomorrow with mixed feelings. I've been gone for almost two weeks, visiting Tractor Supply Co. a...
Plant a Natural Wormer Garden for your Chickens
Even healthy flocks likely are carrying a certain amount of internal parasites. The parasites are found in the ground, in earthworms ...
Take a Peek at My Week at Tractor Supply Co. Chick Days - March 19th-25th
This week I'm in Michigan. it's only my second time visiting this state, so I'm really enjoying doing some sightseeing and ...
I'm featured in the Special "Martha" Issue of Down East Magazine!
One day last summer I was contacted by Down East Magazine about being featured in their magazine. As a new subscriber to the magazine ...
Brooding Chicks on the Cheap - How to Get Started Raising a Flock For Less
Chickens, a coop, run, fencing, feed, supplements, waterers, feeders, first aid supplies ... the costs can add up when you're prepa...
Take a Peek at our Week - March 12th - 18th
You would never guess that spring is right around the corner. We got another foot of snow dumped on us earlier this week, along with mo...
How to Make an Edible Infused Bouquet from Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden + Enter to Win a Copy!
I've been an avid follower of Erin Benzakein's gorgeous floral-centric Instagram feed Floret Farm for quite some time now, s...
Garlic-Infused Apple Cider Vinegar for Better Chicken Health
I've written a lot over the years about the benefits to chickens of adding apple cider vinegar and garlic to their water on a reg...
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