Category Archives: Pastured Poultry

Animal Control

So, I called the Sheriff’s office today and spoke to the animal control officer. We decided not to press criminal charges against the neighbor – though we could – but we are legally able to shoot the dog if it … Continue reading

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Dogs and chickens

I don’t like dogs. For one, I’m allergic to them, and as cute as they can be, I enjoy breathing more. I really don’t like aggressive dogs. Killer dogs. Apparently, one of my neighbors owns one. This morning I was greeted with the … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Laying Hens

I was late to the Instant Pot party, but once I joined, I quickly became a True Believer. Once of the best reasons for a homesteader to have an Instant Pot is to make the meat from old laying hens … Continue reading

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The Joys of Making Hens Spit

If you’ve ever had backyard chickens, then you may have had the joy of discovering that hens like eggs.  You’d think that they’d be all super-protective of them, given that (if they’re fertilized), they’re potentially offspring.  Sure, when hens are … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Eggs

The hens were released from the confines of their 20’x20’ chain-link fence enclosure into the gastronomical delights of open pasture, complete with cow and goat deposits galore to tear apart and extract buggy delicacies. They took to their new digs … Continue reading

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Egg basket

I have a new basket for collecting eggs. I went yard-saling with a neighbor, and when I found this and asked the price, the lady said, “Just take it!” Sold! I am collecting eggs in high fashion, now.  

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Farm & Garden Chicken Pie

I made a chicken pot pie with some of the bounty from Grandma’s garden and meat from a broiler we raised last summer.       It was a rather improvised recipe of what I had on hand. … and … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

He is risen! Speaking of rising, we did not manage to rise quite early enough, so while we made it to church, we didn’t make it to Sunday school. The kids have been to two organized egg hunts, and promptly … Continue reading

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16 eggs!

The hens, they have discovered Spring!

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Somewhere over the rainbow…

… is probably where those hens are hiding all their eggs.

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