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    What Chickens Can Teach Our Kids

    Are you trying to convince yourself or your significant other that you should get chickens? Do you have kiddos running around? This will give you a few more reasons why you should get chickens. Here are 6 things that backyard chickens can teach your kids. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  Responsibility Responsibility is one of those characteristics that make for a well rounded citizen. Someone who is responsible is accountable for one’s actions, knows and follows various rules/laws, treats others fairly, is trustworthy, honors their commitments,…

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    Best Chicken Breeds for Kids

    There are literally hundreds of breeds of chickens and each is unique in their own way. These are nine breeds of chickens we’ve found to be good for children who are just getting into farming on a small or back yard scale. This is not a “TOP TEN” list and there are certainly more great chicken breeds that are great with kids. This is simply a list of nine chicken breeds you may consider for young farmers. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  Buff Orpington Buff Orpingtons…

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    How to Create a Chicken Garden

    A chicken garden is a great way to supplement your chickens’ diets and keep them busy. If you have issues with your chickens scratching your garden into oblivion, then they need a garden of their own. The idea of chicken gardens isn’t new, feeding your chickens commercial feed is actually a recent development. Before feed chickens would search the farmyard for things to eat, including gardens.  We grow an entirely chicken friendly garden right near their coop for them to enjoy. Adjacent to the coop is a garden filled entirely with chicken safe plantings including hosta, coral bells, marjoram, mint, cilantro, swiss chard, raspberry bushes, nasturtium, chives, celery, cabbage, sunflowers…

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    Raising Chickens for Beginners

    So you are thinking about adding animals to your farm or homestead.  Well raising chickens is a great place to start!!  They are easy to care for, fairly inexpensive, and rewarding. But before you place that order for baby chicks, are you ready for the commitment?  Are you ready to act as mother hen for a few weeks and give them the attention they need? If you are committed, keep reading to learn the basics of raising chickens for beginners. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  Why…