10 dozen!

10 dozen!

just a chicken lady bragging about her egg count. in march, our hens laid 113 eggs! that's almost 10 dozen 🙂 here's some chicken math for those interested. we have 8 laying hens. 4 are mature and have been laying since we adopted them. our other 4 are basically babies! the littles started laying in [...]

our ladies are finally laying!

our ladies are finally laying!

september 2020 marks the month our first baby chicks arrived on our humble starter homestead. we bought 5 sweet Buff Orpingtons which are considered a very family-friendly bird and ideal for beginner chick owners. we've handled them from day one (even the kiddos hold them gracefully) - and we love how sweet and easy-going they [...]

The Eggs Are Back In Town

The Eggs Are Back In Town

homesteading in the winter is slow and frustrating. I laugh at us (me and my husband) sometimes (even though some days I wanna cry) because both of our hearts are in full-blown homestead mode, but we are so beginner that we have 9 times out of 10 put the cart before the horse on almost [...]

8 week old chickies!

8 week old chickies!

8 weeks ago our hatchery order arrived! 25 meat birds and one surprise black chick! you can see the insane difference in their size even though they are both only 8 weeks old. we call her Black Beauty and she has graduated from the brooder in the garage to the backyard chicken area. she’s free [...]