October 22, 2010
Diatomaceous Earth!  Diatomaceous Earth or DE is really a miracle worker. What exactly is it?   DE consists of fossilized microscopic hard-shelled algae called diatoms. It comes in a very fine powder and can be a real preventative as well as curative for many chicken ailments.The most important thing when you want to use DE with your chickens…

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October 21, 2010
Rating:  ***** Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Demerow, a 438 page book, should be considered, in my opinion, the chicken keeper’s bible.  It is packed with so much information in this newest fourth edition.  It is terrific for beginners as well as advanced chicken keepers.  Various areas covered include breed selection, shelter selection, chicken…

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October 20, 2010
Every morning when I let the girls out, I always watch them for a few minutes.  Mostly to make sure everyone is feeling good, happy and acting themselves.  I pick each of them up almost on a daily basis.  Just to check-in.  About 2 months ago, Tilly was not acting her normal self. Tilly seemed…

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October 19, 2010
Sometimes getting kids to eat lunch at school is tough. Both of my kiddo’s schools are peanut free and one is totally nut free.  My dilemma this year is that my kids are peanut butter fanatics. Both of my kids bring their lunches to school, so creating unique nut free lunches offers me up a…

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October 18, 2010
Did you know that chickens love yogurt??  It is such a fabulous food for them.  I feed them plain organic yogurt with live and active cultures. ( It is important that they don’t get any extra sugar.)  When they see me coming you should see the commotion.  It is crazy!  There is so much yogurt flinging…

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October 18, 2010
  Our 2 black silkies We went out to the Wellfleet Oyster Festival today.  We took some pictures along the way by the Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary in Wellfleet. Before I left today, I put a pumpkin in the girls run.  Here are some pictures of the girls exploring the pumpkin.  So far they have only…

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October 17, 2010
I really do believe so.  Before I had chickens, I wasn’t really sure how smart they were.  I thought that they were cute and all and had come to the conclusion that would be enough for me to start raising them.   All the girls seem smart.  Tilly knows her name.  When they are free ranging…

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October 15, 2010
So, as I am sure many of you have searched and searched for the perfect coop for your girls.  I did too!  I spent months searching and deciding whether I should order plans, concoct one from various designs to build or just order something. Initially, I ordered a small coop from http://www.mypetchicken.com/.  However, it was…

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October 14, 2010
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Ingredients: 1 premade pie crust 6 eggs 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup cooked diced ham 1/2 cup milk salt and pepper to taste Preparation: 1.  In a glass pie plate, mold the pie crust to the bottom of the plate and mold the edges of the crust to…

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