For The Love of Backyard Chickens…

“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.  ~John Muir

We have chickens in our backyard. We gather eggs every day.  We live in the city.

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I don’t know if you know, but I am also a regular contributing writer for Childhood 101. Today my article on keeping backyard hens is up and running over there! The article includes the plans and construction of our shabby chic henhouse, our baby chick-hatching capers, and some really good reasons to keep hens in your backyard. Please take a minute to pop over there and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by,

Arlee, Small Potatoes


9 thoughts on “For The Love of Backyard Chickens…

  1. great article! I have been thinking of getting backyard chickens for years but always thought I had to wait until we moved to a bigger house/yard. Maybe we can do it our city after all!

  2. Wow…. I’ve read all of it and wow… my daughter wants to have one too. we are from Melbourne and will definitely take a look at how we can get those little chickies in our backyard! And awesome work on that bureau! plus you get organic eggs instead of buying it for $6 a dozen. fantastic!

    • If their coop is insulated, they would be fine…a heat lamp helps too. I move my coop to the garage in the winter and provide them with a full spectrum light lamp. They lay all winter long, with the exception of their molting periods. 🙂

  3. I would love to get chickens. But the only thing stopping me is we go away quite a bit over the Summer and we would have to ask neighbours to look after them. I think it is such a learning experience for children to have them though.

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