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Property Update – February 20 2017

The weather yesterday was beautiful – almost 70 degrees. It was a great day to work outside. I took some pictures and thought it would be a good time to do a property update.

Swales and Wood Chips We’ve spread a lot of wood chips over the last few months. The huge pile is almost […]

Video Walk-Thru of the New Chicken Yard Project

Today I take a tour of the new chicken yard I’m building. Last year I let the chickens into the garden area, and a hawk killed 5 of them. This winter, I’m redesigning the chicken yard to have better predator protection using some permaculture function-stacking.

The garden is being relocated to other areas of […]

Taking Care of an Injured Hen

Previously I talked about how I nursed an injured hen back to health when I was a kid. You can read about it in this post: Which came first – the chicken or the egg.

About a week ago, I discovered one of our young hens hanging from a roost. She had gotten her […]

Video of the Chicks Moving into the Bigger Brooder

Previously I posted about the baby chicks we got. You can read it here. They are now 17 days old and growing fast. They should because they eat like little pigs!

They have outgrown the small brooder, so it’s time to move them to the bigger brooder in our garage. It’s a very simple […]

The Eagle Has Landed – Again

Three years ago we took the plunge and got our first chickens. You can read about our first baby chicks in this post. Five months later we got our first eggs. That began a two year period of fresh eggs for breakfast every day.

Then last summer we contemplated getting more chicks, but decided […]

How I Feed Chickens Has Evolved

When we first got baby chicks, I was a novice and had so much to learn. Over the course of the 3 years since, I’ve learned a lot about the care and feeding of the flock. In this post, I’ll describe the evolution of how we feed the chickens.

Types of Feed When I started, […]

Property Update – March 28 2016

Today’s post is another update on projects and activities around our property. The last update covered activities with aquaponics, chickens, and swales to name some. You can read it here: March 15 Property Update.

Since then, we’ve crossed over into spring. Boy are things really starting to grow. We had a couple of nights that […]

Property Update – March 15 2016

I’m going to try a new feature – a periodic progress update, typically weekly, on projects and activities around our property. My goal when I started this blog was to document what we’re doing here. The transition that our property is undergoing is part of a long-term conversion and rebuilding based on permaculture principles. If […]

A Day in the Life of the Chicken Run – Time Lapse Video

I keep finding more interesting activities to record with the time lapse camera. This time, I set it up in the chicken run and recorded a whole day from dawn to dusk. The resulting video is about 5 minutes long.

Watch as the chickens come storming out of the coop when the door opens automatcally […]

A Day in the Life of the Chicken Coop – Time Lapse Video

Recently I acquired a time lapse camera. This is something I’ve wanted to get for awhile to document some of the project on the property. For fun, I set it up in the chicken coop and captured a full day of activity compressed into 6 minutes.

It’s fun to watch the chickens as they move […]