Saturday, November 1, 2014

Chick, Chick, Chick.... and A Winner

It's been a while since I've posted about our chickens and our flock has grown a bit, so I thought I'd share how it's all going. Back in May, I wrote about our chicken gardens. I'm thrilled to report that all the plantings held up really well with our free ranging, madly digging, bug hunting, flock. I only had one plant not stand up to the chickens foot traffic and I won't be planting that next spring, but other than that, it all went pretty well. The mulch mostly stayed in place and they only kick out a little of it now and again, so I was pleased with that as well. I really have no complaints with our gardens at all, and I'm really surprised! Their favorite plant {and mine} was the sweet potato vine I planted for a little color. They LOVE that thing y'all! It's been a big snack item for them every evening before bedtime. Funny how they actually have little schedules for where and on what they graze, but they really seem too.

My buff orpington just had eight littles, and the fun's begun all over again! All in all, I love having these guys around! And the best part is still all the fresh eggs that magically appear in the hen house. Love that part!!

Chickens are not a usual choice for pets, but we are pretty wonky over here, so they work for us! If you have the space for a small coop or a larger area for free rangers, I still highly recommend having chickens. They are really a whole lot of fun and having them supply all your eggs makes them a win-win! 

And speaking of winners........ our seven year old drew names from a hat for the give-away of the "Mommy, Why Don't We Celebrate Halloween" book and the winner is.....  Nori! I'll be in touch for your address. Thanks so much for commenting!


  1. Wow, I am so excited! Thank you! It is so nice to be connected to other homeschooling Christ-centered moms. I hope all is well for you all.

    1. You're Welcome Nori! Click the contact button at the top of the page and send me your address and I'll get that book mailed out to you my dear! Congratulations!!


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