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 3, 2013
Like all living things, even honeybees use the “bathroom”.  However, during the wintertime, they are confined to their cluster without the ability to leave.  In the cluster, their main goal is to keep the queen and any existing brood very warm.  This cluster only breaks on warmer winter days.  During the break, the bees…

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February 2, 2013
As many of you know, here at Tilly’s Nest we have been very devoted fans of Treats for Chickens for a very long time.  We just love their mission statement, their commitment to providing quality products and their innovative ideas.  I invite you to check out some of our favorite products over on their website that we have proudly…

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January 30, 2013
Oyster Cracker and Sunshine are our big, golden, Buff Orpingtons and they are inseparable.  They have a very beautiful bond that they have shared since they were day old chicks.  I felt nostalgic today and sought out their baby picture.  My how they have grown.  It is so very hard to believe that they are almost three…

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January 29, 2013
Frostbitten wattles and comb During the winter months, chickens can become prone to frostbite.  Frostbite can occur on combs, wattles and even their feet.  Chickens with larger combs and wattles often are the most susceptible.  Cold hardy breeds, such as Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Australorps, and Silkies tend to have smaller combs.  During colder weather, most chickens…

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