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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 aimee@wetknee.com and it might just show up on the blog.

Happy chicken keeping!



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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