backyard chickens

Working from home all day means I’ve become accustomed to the various sounds coming from my chickens in the backyard. There’s the egg song, which they trumpet upon a successful lay. There’s the cooing chatter as they happily scratch and peck at the dirt. There’s the homing squawk when one of them suddenly realizes she’s […]

November 12 2015      36 comments     Linda Ly

This might fall into the obvious Duhhh, you don’t say camp, but sometimes the simplest things are the smartest. And we all like pictures of cute little chickens, so hear me out for a second. Oftentimes when I feed my flock their fermented grains, I scoop them into a separate dish before I serve them. […]

March 13 2015      10 comments     Linda Ly

If you’ve been following either of my recipes for homemade chicken feed (here and here), you may have wondered how to calculate the protein content of your feed should you decide to mix things up. Perhaps you want to try some other grains and seeds for your flock, or you need to formulate a higher-protein […]

November 17 2014      57 comments     Linda Ly

1. One of my favorite things about summer. (There are four or five varieties of tomatoes in there!)

August 8 2014      7 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Frutas   Gallinas   Jardín   Verduras

I think Iman is hiding eggs from me again. She likes to do that a few times a year, and seeking out her stash becomes an Easter egg hunt as the hubby and I scour the chickens’ 2,500 square feet of foraging space for their secret nest. (Last summer’s search yielded almost a dozen eggs!) […]

August 4 2014      14 comments     Linda Ly

I remember the first time I ever saw one of my chickens take a dust bath. I had no idea what a dust bath entailed, but there she was, sprawled on the ground, throwing her body upside-down and sideways, furiously flapping her wings and shaking up the dirt. At first it was alarming, and I […]

June 26 2014      9 comments     Linda Ly

A few weeks ago, the hubs told me that he thought he’d seen a rotten egg in the chicken run, but didn’t know how long it had been there. It was black, and big, but looked like one of the chickens had broken it a while ago. When I went outside to inspect and clean […]

June 12 2014      26 comments     Linda Ly