February 18th, 2019 — When Chickens Come Home to Roost

When the Chickens Come Home to Roost

Does anyone remember back to 1999 when Y2K was going to wipe out civilization as we know it?  All because the year portion of the date on computers was the last 2 digits only; how would the computer know it was 2000?  Our cars, modern medical technology, phones, everything would grind to a halt and we were all going to starve to death and die.

Except for my family, we had gotten our first chicks that summer and on New Year’s Eve 1999 the first little hen laid it’s first tiny pullet egg.  Not much bigger than a Robin’s egg but I was elated. The rest of the world would perish of famine but not my family, we had an EGG!

Over the next few weeks more and more hens started laying until we had accumulated our first dozen and they were all welcome but none were as special as that tiny lone egg laid on the very last day of civilization as we knew it.

I remembered our first egg when Kyle asked if I wanted to teach a class on keeping chickens.  We’ve had a coop full ever since that first batch and over the years have tried ducks (messy) and turkeys (delicious) but chickens are the mainstay of our poultry keeping.

Chickens are easy to keep, the eggs can’t be compared to store bought and most families can manage the space requirements for a few hens.

So join us for a Saturday morning and learn about what’s involved with getting your first chicks and raising your first egg layer.  Candy

P.S. Keep up to date with all the details on our Class Page here. 

Breakfast Burritos

A quick and easy breakfast

Brown pork link sausages

Scramble some Eggs

Pile it on a tortilla with some grass fed cheese and salsa



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