nine, ten, a big fat hen

there’s just something about a rooster crowing that SCREAMS farm. we decided last winter that we wanted some chickens, so we placed an order and we got 30 day old chicks in may. having been raised in the city, we had a lot to learn. thankfully, our library is a great resource and we got all the information we needed (and some we didn’t!) we have had a great time raising the chicks and it’s been a wonderful experience for the boys. we’ve done fairly well, losing only one chick at around the 4 week mark, and two hens and two roosters to a chicken eating german shepherd puppy that has since found a new home. the hens started to lay a few weeks ago, and as they mature more of them are laying and the eggs are getting bigger. in a few weeks, we’ll butcher the most of the roosters and have delcious free range chicken in our freezer. i won’t say that it’s cheaper to raise your own, but it’s nice to know that the animals had a happy life

 

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Published by prairiecharmquilts

i live on the beautiful Saskatchewan prairie with my sweet man, my two darling boys, our dog trixie, 5 cats, three chickens, two horses, and a zillion frogs. i started sewing when i was 10 and did garment sewing for many years before i discovered quilting. i have been obsessed with quilting since 1994. i am self taught, so i may not do things 'by the book', but i don't think the quilt police are too concerned about l'il ol' me. my quilts are made to be loved and i hope i outlive them all!

10 thoughts on “nine, ten, a big fat hen

  1. Congratulations on your blog, it’s lovely to read about peoples lives in other countries. We live on a housing estate near a town but have an allotment for growing extra fruit and veg. I read a lot about canning, do you need special equipment.

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  2. Hi Chrissie,
    I live in Derbyshire, the middle of England. I tend to freeze any surplus beans etc. but we have not grown so much this year as the weather has been so bad and I am clearing a new allotment. Good soil, as the weeds are prolific!!!!

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  3. Love your egg story. Growing up we raised chickens, we ate them, and we always had fresh eggs. Still today I go to my parents for farm fresh eggs. They taste so much better than store bought; or maybe that is what I am used to. Wish I could have some where I live but they are not allowed in town. LOL….

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    1. It’s so dumb that you can’t have hens in town. Its like that in my hometown as well. At least you can get them from your parents. There is NO comparison as far as taste goes. They are delicious!

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