Gallinas

Today was supposed to be a Five Things Friday post, but I couldn’t bear to think about the five things that made my week when one terribly sad event overshadowed them. On Wednesday, we made the very difficult decision to euthanize our Easter Egger hen, Gisele. She was two years old. It’s hard to prepare […]

September 20 2013      56 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

Our Easter Egger, Gisele, has only given us one egg this past week. She usually gives us six beautiful blue eggs. At first we thought she was hiding them, hunkering down on a new nest outside of the coop (which Kimora and Iman have been known to do). But after a few days of searching […]

August 15 2013      42 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

For the last week or two, I’d been noticing that my chickens weren’t laying as many eggs. I’d find one a day in their coop as opposed to the two or three they usually laid. They were eating normally, acting normally, and the one afternoon that I actually did find three eggs in their nest, […]

June 25 2013      43 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

I want to share with you a process that’s fascinated me for some time, but I wasn’t ready to share my discovery until I’d had enough experience with it — one year later. That discovery is the lacto-fermentation of chicken feed. In a nutshell, fermented chicken feed is probiotics for your chicken. It’s a wet […]

May 27 2013      170 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about one of my most popular posts, Garden Betty’s Homemade Whole Grain Chicken Feed. Since I started feeding my chickens a whole grain diet in December 2011 (when they were still pullets), they’ve been as happy and healthy as ever. All three ladies are in peak egg […]

April 15 2013      166 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

If you asked most people what color egg yolks are, they would likely answer yellow. Yolks have always been associated with the color yellow, which is unfortunate because backyard chicken keepers know better. Backyard chicken keepers know that yolks can and should be a bright, bold orange, and those bright, bold orange yolks are a […]

March 7 2013      110 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

I know it’s not spring yet, but in my neck of the woods (which I affectionately call “the land of 72 and sunny”) it already feels like spring, and it even looks like spring too. I guess that prognosticatin’ groundhog was right after all — spring is near, and this is what I’m seeing around […]

February 19 2013      13 comments     Linda Ly
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