The Chicken Principle: Part 1 of 3 (unless I think of more)

LauraChickens, Marriage, Motherhood

As you know, we have 17 chickens. They lay eggs every day. Their entire lives revolve around laying those eggs: they eat, sleep, and socialize so that they can lay eggs. For the most part, they lay eggs in nesting boxes. We never had to teach or train them to do this. They just knew: “There is a plastic bucket … Read More

Little Rooster Crowin’

LauraChickens, Farm Life

This morning when I opened the barn to let the chickens out, the sunlight streamed in through the doorway and must have hit the rooster in just the right way. As if taken over by a force larger than himself, he crowed for the first time in his life. He was shocked. The hens were shocked. I’ll never forget how … Read More

The Truth About Chickens

LauraChickens, Farm Life

As of a few months ago, I was very skeptical about all of those folks who say, “Chickens are easy!” But, I must say, with 3 full months of chicken-experience behind us, “Chickens are easy!” Of course, Ryan has done most of the hard work (building their first home as well as their enclosed stall in the barn, toting them … Read More