Category / Seasonal Care

February 4, 2016
The tarps are rolled back up after a recent snowfall. Living in a place where we experience all four seasons including what can be a sometimes very snowy winter, I have had to come up with some pretty ingenious ways to care for chickens during weeks on end of nasty weather.…

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February 4, 2015
If you are like myself and my family, we love to supplement our flock’s diet with goodies such as meal worms, scratch, seeds, yogurt and scraps from the kitchen. One treat that we love to share with the girls involves gorgeous green cabbage leaves. In the past, we would bring out these treats in bowls.…

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August 27, 2014
The little girls are now 12 weeks old and really starting to look like real chickens! The Buff Brahma bantams’ combs are beginning to turn a bit red, which makes me think that they will be the ones to lay before the other chickens that they grew up with. Cooler days are also starting to…

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January 1, 2014
  They’ve named it Hercules. I’m not sure what to think of the first big snow storm of 2014. Living on a man-made island that juts into the Atlantic Ocean, the forecast is always variable and unpredictable. Sometimes, the forecast is for record amounts of snow and we get a dusting, other times it is…

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September 16, 2013
Fresh herbs and flowers dry along side mini-potatoes and garlic on vintage flower bulb drying trays. Like most chicken keepers, I love spending time in the garden. Each year I plant and grow plenty of herbs for the family and the chickens.  In the summer, the girls enjoy nibbling on the fresh herbs. However, as the…

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February 13, 2013
This week was a tough one for us New Englanders.  We were hit by a very large blizzard this past Friday.  I have spent much of my time since then helping friends and family to pick up the pieces.  This time around, our family was much more fortunate.  Many are still without power and temperatures…

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February 8, 2013
Oyster Cracker gives me the stink eye! A huge winter blizzard is heading our way.  I took the time yesterday to clean the coop, cover the run with some plastic and refill all the feeders and waterers.  This morning when I opened the coop, the winds were beginning to whip and a wet light snow was beginning…

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December 17, 2012
Two fluffy butts free-ranging in the woods. Other than a good dust bath, there is no other place that a chicken would rather be than free-ranging about their environment.   Chickens love to scratch in the dirt. They love to discover bugs, worms and tasty grubs as they explore their surroundings. However, most folks never free-range due…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.