Tag Archive for chickens

Chicken House Needs A Coat Of Paint

Chicken House Needs To Be Painted

When warmer weather arrives my small chicken house will be moved to a different location . The move will be easy to do because the structure was built on skids and the chicken yard is a portable dog kennel. Once the chicken house is relocated it will get a fresh coat of paint. I’m sorely…

How To Keep Snakes Out Of The Chicken House

Chicken House With A Dirt Floor

Here’s this month’s Ask Granny question. I very much enjoy reading your website, and have a question that I haven’t seen addressed there yet. I have successfully raised healthy chickens, geese and turkeys. I will never forget the year that my sons and I hefted our chicken house and were horrified to find 3 huge…

Chickens Are Hard On Gardens

Laying Hens Confined During The Summer

I Keep My Laying Hens Confined For Most Of The SummerAs much as I love to watch chickens in the yard I confine my laying hens during most of the summer. I hate to keep the hens cooped up, but free range chickens and unfenced vegetable or flower gardens are a recipe for disaster. That’s…

Plans & Projects For 2013

Weaving A Cotton Dish Cloth

How I love the New Year! For me it is always a time for making plans and looking ahead. This year two of the projects that I’m looking forward to are the home manufacture of a small amount of linen cloth and raising a few home-grown capons. I’m planning on growing flax from seed and…

A Beginner’s Guide To Chickens

Winter Chickens

Here’s my favorite podcast from the old GRANNY MILLER RADIO. Please note that this is a podcast that has been illustrated with images that I happened to have. Not all images will correspond to what is being said. Here’s some resources that are mentioned in the podcast FeatherSite.Com Backyard Poultry Murry McMurry Hatchery The Chicken Book…

The Home Canning Of Rabbit, Chicken & Small Game

Canned Chicken & Pickles

Modest food independence and sensible food storage are goals that many families strive to achieve. Raising a part of your own food is not complicated and a good amount of food can be produced yourself whether you live on a small town lot or in the suburbs. Chickens and rabbits are usually the first meat…

Old Stewing Hens

Slow Cooking A Stewing Hen

This past summer I culled about 13 of my older hens. The hens were starting to get some age on them and were no longer laying dependably. A couple of the old biddies had grown cranky and surly in their old age and one or two of the hens had developed the nasty habit of…