Pecking order is a real thing and on display every day within our flock of 16. It essentially determines the … Continue reading Pecking order: Real, not at all imagined, in the hen house
See those hens perched on our lounge chair above? Those are free-range chickens. Yes, they have a coop, but on … Continue reading Bonding with our backyard brood
We’re often asked what we do with our chickens once they stop laying. The assumption is that we toss them … Continue reading Respecting the elderly: Allowing hens to simply fade away
We have an ongoing discussion at our house about just what makes it into the chickens’ scrap bucket. Aside from … Continue reading The unwitting cannibal: Keeping chicken salad out of the hens’ scrap bucket
Grit, labor, bedding, emotion – it all adds up Someone once asked whether we keep chickens to save money on … Continue reading The true cost—and value—of that dozen eggs
Anyone familiar with the cult film Napoleon Dynamite likely remembers the question posed by Napoleon himself related to his work … Continue reading Do the chickens have large talons?
Considering this is the inaugural post of “Chicken Tenders,” I envisioned something romantic yet pragmatic about the joys of backyard chickens. … Continue reading The not-so-sunny side of chicken tending