Chickens in the garden

Garden Chickens

Last week, I posted about my back yard chickens.  Mostly, I focused on the egg a day I get from each of them during warm weather.  While fresh eggs are a definite benefit of having chickens, it’s not the only reason to have them. Another good reason to have chickens is that they can potentially help you with gardening chores.  When the growing season is over and you are ready to put your garden to bed for the fall and winter.  All you need to do is release your chickens into your garden and they will clean up almost everything.  […]

The chicks in the garden

Backyard Chickens

We have chickens.  We raised these chickens from baby chicks in our house.  We protected them from our predator cats.  We fed them, kept them warm, and raised them until they were beautiful and healthy chickens.  Those cute little chicks that cost about $2.50 apiece seemed like a great idea.  I previously posted about how we spent $300 before we saw our first egg.   That’s a lot of money for a medium sized egg.  (The brown egg in the photo below is the first egg laid by one of my hens.  It is sitting next to an extra large egg.) We […]