Caring for chicks during their first few weeks of life

As many of you know, this year was our first time hatching our own chicks, so I am by no means a professional, and I'm certainly not a veterinarian. However, I thought it may be helpful for folks if I laid out some of the things that have worked well for us with our last [...]

Amateur Incubating with Good Results

As I’m sitting down to write this blog post I’m thinking to myself “who on earth am I to give you guys advice on incubating chicken eggs?” Aaaaaand to be perfectly honest, the answer to that question is that I’m really nobody. I’m just a girl living in the middle of nowhere Montana, trying to [...]

Tips for Incubating Chicken Eggs

Hi friends!  Before we began incubating our first batch of chicks, I asked my Instagram buddies for any tips, tricks, or advice they could share from their own incubating experiences. Since I found this information very helpful, I figured other people would too. As a disclaimer, I would like to say that these ideas are [...]

So you want a flock of chickens?

Starting your own flock of chickens can be one of the most rewarding experiences as a hobby farmer or homesteader. Even though chickens are becoming as popular and common in households as hamsters, they are not the easiest animal in the world to raise and it is very important that you do your research up [...]

Why Start a Hobby Farm?

When I am having a tough day or an extremely busy week I often look for an outlet.  For some it's working out, for others it's cooking or baking; but for me the answer has always been my animals. I spent the majority of my childhood and most of my young adult life planning to [...]