Chickens

The Truth About Backyard Chickens: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Truth About Backyard Chickens: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I recently shared a post on the @littleredfarmstead Instagram feed and asked my followers what they’d like to read about here on the blog. One question that came up was asking about the pros and cons of keeping backyard chickens. Everyone is going to have […]

For the Love of Chickens

For the Love of Chickens

Sometimes I feel like the chickens on our farm don’t get enough attention any more. Of course, they’re well-fed and cared for, but I don’t talk about them or post as many photos as I once did. But they’re the ones that started all this. Those […]

Meat Chicks Moved to the Great Outdoors (a 3.5-Week Update)

Meat Chicks Moved to the Great Outdoors (a 3.5-Week Update)

Saturday morning, I opened the barn door to find one very confused meat chick looking at me from outside his brooder. Clearly, they were getting big enough to hop or fly or otherwise foist themselves out of the brooder, which said to me: Time to […]

Our First Meat Chickens

Our First Meat Chickens

Over the weekend, Mike and I were talking and realized we have: (1) an extra semi-portable chicken coop, and (2) an already-fenced garden area we’re hoping to plant next year that needs to be tilled and fertilized. Inspired by my friend Justin Rhodes from Abundant Permaculture, we […]

Truth or Fiction: Baby Chicks are Being Ground Up Alive

Truth or Fiction: Baby Chicks are Being Ground Up Alive

Recently a friend of mine forwarded this to me on Instagram, and asked me if I could explain if it’s true or not: It’s an upsetting image, and an upsetting message, no doubt. There is some truth in it, and I noticed there was a […]

Getting Started with Chickens: BEFORE You Bring Home Chicks

Getting Started with Chickens: BEFORE You Bring Home Chicks

It’s important to prepare for your chicks well before you bring them home or they arrive in the mail. Chicks are fairly delicate, so you’ll want your brooder, heat source, and feed and water all set up so you can make them comfortable as soon as […]



Pin It on Pinterest