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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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Who’s going to the Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania next weekend? Exciting days ahead — not only will it be my first time attending, it will also be my first time speaking at the fair! I’ll be taking to the UTNE Stage inside the convention center on Friday, September 18, 2015, […]

September 10 2015      21 comments     Linda Ly
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I am a huge fan of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, so it’s a real honor for me to be speaking at their event this year at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California! For the last four years, Baker Creek has staged the “World’s Pure Food Fair” as a not-for-profit event that celebrates […]

August 24 2015      30 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      68 comments     Linda Ly
Gallinas

Last week was my first-ever visit to the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, and stepping onto the Sonoma County Fairgrounds was like stepping into a Garden Betty dream. Imagine booth after booth of produce porn, tables lined with late summer bounties, vendors serving up local, sustainable, and organic food, and a pop-up farm filled […]

September 16 2014      15 comments     Linda Ly
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