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My Pet Makes Me Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

My family looks a lot like I had always imagined growing up. I have a husband, two kids, and a family dog. But, our family today is a little different than I had imagined twenty years ago. The difference? Our family includes a flock of feather babies! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that we added chickens to our family after we moved from California to the east coast. The flock has made such a difference to us every day – from our hobbies to our diets and our lifestyle. 

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Chickens as Organic Garden Helpers

Have you thought about gardening with chickens but just don’t know where to start? Today, I’m sharing with you some terrific tips to get started and also a fun DIY gardening project to recycle your flock’s eggshells into seedling starters.

Original Melissa Caughey -oyster cracker in garden

Sometimes I compare my backyard to an oasis. My kids spend hours playing in the grass and the garden provides fresh vegetables for my family. It’s a place where I go to clear my head, a place where all my worries drift away. Because my family and I love my lawn and garden so much, I have given a lot of thought into keeping the backyard healthy. One of the best helpers I’ve found? My flock of backyard chickens – and, in turn, the feed they eat. I feed my chickens in the morning, let them free-range and forage throughout the day and then bring them into their coop at night. Not only does this keep the chickens happy, it also helps my plants keep growing! The chickens eat insects, aerate the lawn, love eating weeds and even produce fertilizer!

Ready to add chickens to your backyard? Here are four steps to get started!

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Giveaway: Treats for Chickens Fall Organic Bounty

I have had the pleasure of working with Treats for Chickens for almost 5 years. It is amazing how quickly time flies and companies grow. Still true to its roots, Treats for Chickens is a family run business out of California. Many years ago the owner, Dawn, had a vision of providing her flock with organic, non-GMO treats. At that time no one else in the market was even really considering that concept. In fact, keeping chickens as pets was only just beginning to take hold. I was lucky to stumble upon Dawn’s business all those years ago, because, I myself was on a similar journey with my family and my flock seeking out an organic lifestyle. I call it a bit of kismet!