backyard chickens

When I think of all the people I’ve met, the places I’ve seen, and the blessings I’ve had, this year did not feel real at all. As soon as the clock ticked over to 2015 just 364 short days ago, it’s been nonstop with the 3 Bs: book release, book tour, and (soon-to-be) baby! Had […]

December 31 2015      36 comments     Linda Ly
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Why does it look like some of my chickens don’t molt at all, while others are nearly bald during molting season? Don’t fret — while it may appear that only a few from your flock are molting in the fall, they all go through normal, healthy cycles that take anywhere from as little as two […]

December 3 2015      34 comments     Linda Ly
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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
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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
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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      69 comments     Linda Ly
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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
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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      16 comments     Linda Ly
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