Happy Friyay! Thank you for this eggsellent photo of our Chicken Whisperer, Doug! The darn birds just follow her around. ♀️
We made it to FRIDAY!! Our baby chicks are getting so BIG! We need a name for this cutie! Comment below with some names that come to mind. I would love to hear your suggestions. We are hoping it’s a hen. They have really enjoyed lots of outdoor playtime with the warmer temps and sunshine finally! I am so glad we purchased our Universal Chicken Pen from @tractorsupply I feel so safe letting all the baby chicks out to enjoy fresh air during the day and I don’t have to worry about predictors! Chick Days are still going on until April 29th if you are still thinking about starting your own backyard flock. They have all the things you will need to get started. You can check out my stories for pictures of our baby chicks and chicken coops/run. Have a great day everyone!
Taffy is our friendliest chick!! when you put your hand in their “coop” she jumps right on. It is always amazing to watch how fast chicks go from cute little fluff balls to grown chickens. Taffy’s feathers are coming in nicely. She is suppose to have black and green feathers. We shall see. #backyardchickens#chickensofinstagram#theappleandthetree#australorp
HELP!! Not sure if there is something I should be doing for this little one. She finally made it out of her egg ( long process ) but she has yet to open her eyes! Is there anything I should no for her? I know she has a scissor beak and I’m not too worried about that right now (it’s not too bad) but I want her to open her eyes! any help appreciated! #chickens#backyardchickens#babychicks#farmherfriday
Friends, we began this little hobby farm about 3 years ago; and it all started with 6 little hens.....never did I imagine the complete joy this farm would bring. .
Joy is always better when shared-so I have put together the perfect little kit for any budding (or established) Crazy Chicken Lady (or guy). This giveaway includes a ball cap like those you always see me wearing, a Backyard Chicken Farmer T-Shirt for hanging around with the flock, a rice bag heat pack (handmade by the one and only Baby Girl) to ease sore farm muscles and finally a $50 TRACTOR SUPPLY GIFT CARD. .
The rules are simple:
1. Follow @smallscaleandswanky and @TractorSupply
2. Like this post
3. Tag as many REAL friends as you want below (each tag is an entry).
*Sorry Friends but giveaway is open to US Residents only*
I will announce the winner #fromtheredchair Giveaway closes Sunday 11:59 EST. #sponsored#giveaway#tscchickdays#chickdays#chickens#chickensofinstagram#backyardchickens#hobbyfarms
Happy Friday!!! In honor of Fluffy Butt Friyay, here’s a video of Brownie yesterday walking around with an egg stuck to her feathers. Poor Brownster! I shared this on Stories, and everyone thinks it’s hilarious so I wanted to share here as well. I’m not laughing in the video because I was geniunely concerned that the egg was stuck inside her. However, it just ended up being stuck to her feathers. Maybe her “fluffy butt” is just too darn fluffy and isn’t letting things exit properly. A and a ♀️ are in Brownie’s near future. Happy Fluffy Butt Friday! #HappyFriday
Went on a local search for Marans when I couldn't order them with my batch from McMurrays. I found them at other hatcheries but didn't want to pay for the shipping. Luckily @mint.socks told me of a semi-local feed store that may have some.
Guess what?! They did! So I picked myself up a hand full and am so thankful that @broadleafacres lived close to grab me some gieneas the day before.
That gave me an excuse to go over and visit with @broadleafacres and I had such a good time. Loved talking with her and her husband and walking around their homestead. It gave me an extra boost (like I needed it) being there and knowing that I am choosing the right path.
Thank you so much Angie for picking up the gieneas again for me and inviting us to your home. I can't wait to come back. Though the next time I will probably have a have a trailer with me. #homestead#homesteading#country#homesteader#pennsylvania#april#farm#friends#hobbyfarm#spring#chickens#iamcountry#backyardchickens#babies#marans
Ms. Camille and her little Pip (that's just a hard boiled egg next to her...Pip is under her).
The kids and I made a brooder out of the old swing set frame (I'm trying to keep birds out of the garage so maybe I can get my car back in it). #upcycling#reducereuserecycle#backyardchickens
Years ago when I started shopping at the farmers market every week, growing my own food, keeping chickens and became a @onestrawfarm CSA member, I didn’t realize how much it would change the way I look at food. Thank you, farmers, foragers, chefs and everyone else who has inspired me to be a more mindful cook.