I am a terrible chicken mother. Two weekends ago, our family brought home 13 chicks from the local farm and feed store. We’ve raised chickens before but haven’t for the past couple of years. To be honest, raising chickens from chicks is a royal pain in the ass. We swore up and down that we would never cross … More Bad Chicken Mother – Shut Yo Mouth!
When looking for a quick, healthy dinner to throw together for the family, I often turn to a variation of a Japanese fast-food favorite that I experienced during my time in Okinawa: a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl. The original dish was made with white rice, chicken, and broccoli florets, served in a bowl, all swimming in a … More Teriyaki Chicken Bowl – Minus the Bowl
Providing my family with a healthy home-cooked meal every night is extremely important to me, so anything to make dinners a little easier is always on my radar. My family relies on our crock pot at least twice a week. With my husband and I both working full time, and most days of the week … More Chicken Taco Soup
A couple of months ago, a coworker told me about an ingenious way he used grass clippings from his freshly mowed yard: in the chicken coop! This afternoon was our first mow of the season. After mowing, sweeping the yard, and pulling weeds around the front walk, instead of dumping the clippings into an ugly, … More Repurposed Grass Clippings
Now I’ve gone and done it. I’ve jinxed my hens. After introducing our girls, doesn’t it gosh-darn figure that once I write about them in detail, they start getting picked off, one by one? Granted, we have lost five hens over the past three years to predators (six if you count the teenagers that chicken-napped … More Jinxed
So, would these be considered “Peeping Chickens”?!
We started our chicken adventure in the spring of 2013. We bought six chicks, each member of the family picking out and naming their own. My husband and I tried reasoning with Alaina, the oldest. The scrawny little chick she picked out probably wouldn’t even make the truck ride home, we tried telling her. It … More Chicken Shit and Eggs