The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog


Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments

Blog Archive

User Pages


About Us

Submission guidelines


Chickenkeeping wisdom

Fairy eggYou may recall that I put out a call for chicken posts a few weeks ago. I've been astonished by the fun and educational posts that came filtering in afterwards! Here are a few of my favorites, but you might want to go poke around on our chicken blog to dive deeper into this new sharing of wisdom:

Jayne posted about fairy eggs --- tiny eggs that showed up as her flock began to lay after a long winter without.

Jeremy regaled us with the whys and hows of chicken dust baths --- the way poultry get clean by rubbing themselves with dirt.

Freezing eggsAnd Kayla provided tips on freezing eggs to fill in that long winter gap.

Do you have a chicken-related story to share? Email it over to and it might just show up on the blog.

Happy chicken keeping!

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime