Backyard Chickens

Our Backyard Chickens - Meet Ginger, Scarlett and Matilda

Our Backyard Chickens - Meet Ginger, Scarlett and Matilda

The day we'd been waiting for finally arrived! After a lot of consideration, we decided we wanted Buff Orpingtons  since they are known to be a great breed for interacting with people and are hardy egg-layers. We were only going to get two chickens (how we...
How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 4

How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 4

It's been awhile since my last installment of 'How We Got Backyard Chickens'. So, I'm ramping this up through completion of the coop so I can finally introduce our three queens of The Cracked Egg Breakfast Joint in Chapter 5.If you missed the first...
How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 3

How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 3

That chicken coop "budget" I mentioned in Chapter 2 got thrown out the window in a hurry especially when my right-brained contractors were using words like "drastic" and "redo". We were becoming well known at the local Home Depot for our visits to pu...
How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 2

How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 2

Finally I have my husband on board with getting some laying hens, or backyard chickens. After much back-and-forth about all the important, boring details and research on owning chickens, we decided that buying a pre-fab chicken coop was not going to d...
How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 1

How We Got Backyard Chickens Chapter 1

Today is our chickens' 1st birthday! You will soon be meeting the girls, but to celebrate the ladies' birthday I'd like to share the first in a series of stories from our little corner of chicken heaven that we affectionately call "The Cracked Egg Bre...
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