Counting My Chickens recently was named one of the top 50 poultry websites and blogs for poultry keepers by Feedspot. This was a nice honor, and it got me thinking about my own favorite online chicken resources. I was pleased to see many of them included on the Feedspot list, so now I’m sharing them with all of you.
My Favorite Chicken Websites
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As a backyard chicken
keeper, there likely will come a day when you realize you have a sick chicken
on your hands. You may notice that your pet chicken isn’t eating or that she
seems lethargic. Or you may notice physical signs of illness, such as a pale
comb or a drooping tail. So… Continue reading
Petunia came to the Counting My Chickens flock on May 11,
2014, and left it on May 31, 2019. She wasn’t one of my original hens, but she was
a longstanding member of the flock and a good friend and sister to Mabel and
Hazel, who have been around since Day 1.
In a tribute to her, I’m going to tell you Petunia’s story. This is her… Continue reading
Winter in Iowa
Lessons from the Polar Vortex
There’s nothing like an extreme weather event to get you rethinking your chicken-keeping practices.
The polar vortex event that hit the Midwest in late January sure had me rethinking mine. I spent a week trying to keep my small flock of chickens alive during record low temperatures and insanely wicked wind chills. Fortunately, we all survived. And I learned a… Continue reading
A Frugal Homesteading Giveaway!
Would you like to live more frugally?
Homesteading, whether on a rural farm or in an urban townhouse, is about living a more self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. And knowing how to save money is one of the keys for homesteading success.
I’ve previously shared some of my favorite tips for saving money by recycling stuff you… Continue reading
There’s a new girl in the flock!
Those of you who follow my Facebook page may have seen my post announcing the addition of a new chicken to the Counting My Hens flock. Bernice came home with me on Monday. This is her story.
Bernice came… Continue reading
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I’ve always said there are more reasons to raise backyard chickens than just the fresh eggs – as good as that reason may be. Three other great reasons – to… Continue reading
Petunia taking a dust bath.
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How to Make a Dust Bath For Your Chickens
Everybody loves a spa day. But for chickens, a dust bath… Continue reading
Sonia Kendrick of Feed Iowa First explains blossom end rot to a group of employee volunteers at the Rockwell Collins tomato garden in July 2013.
Sonia Kendrick, founder of Feed Iowa First, was a remarkable woman.
An Afghanistan war veteran and a farmer… Continue reading
Cucumbers and More Cucumbers
As many gardeners have come to learn, one cucumber plant can go a long way. Are you harvesting a lot of cucumbers from your garden this time of year? Maybe you are getting a bunch in your weekly CSA box. If you are looking for more creative ways to use cucumbers than just slicing them into a… Continue reading