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Skippy's Vegetable Garden: chickens and eggs

Skippy's Vegetable Garden: chickens and eggs | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it

So, the eggs in the picture above are what the hens lay in about 5 days now. Since all 3 hens are laying, finally, I usually get 6 brown eggs per week from Penny (Black Australorp), 5 blue/green eggs per week from Ginger (Auracana), and 3 giant pink eggs a week from Bertha (Light Brahma). Bertha has just started to lay. So that's 14 egg a week. Plenty for us, and we're giving some away to anyone who leaves a car with open windows on the driveway ;-) Tomorrow I'm planning to make mushroom quiche, and then, Friday for guests, I'll make some deviled eggs of all different sizes.

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Yolks

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I find that people don’t cook because they’re afraid. They’re afraid that they’ll burn their eggs and get too much eggshell in their food. People hesitate to return to the kitchen because of their failure is inevitable.

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How to keep chickens

Greg Coates explains what are the basic things that need to be done to successfully raise chickens at home

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Chickens in the Garden

Mark Viette shares suggestions for incorporating backyard chickens into your gardening plan. For more, go to http://vafarmbureau.org.
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Seeds of Sustainability-Chickens

Bok! Bok! SOS giving you info how to raise chickens for poultry or eggs. now. We look forward to seeing you here at Bakers Green Acres this summer, and remember, Anyone Can Farm.

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Raising Backyard Chickens

Visit http://cookingupastory.com for more sustainable food and agriculture videos. Naomi Montacre, co-founder of Naomi's Organic Farm Supply, a Portland organic feed and products store, shares some of her expert knowledge on raising backyard chickens.

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Reasons to raise chickens

Reasons to raise chickens | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it

Chickens are usually the first livestock the aspiring farmer purchases and if you don’t have any of these fluffy critters running around your yard, you should really consider it. Here at Flip Flop Ranch, we have a few hundred of them, but our start in farming began with only one.

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Backyard Chicken Coops Could be Coming to Bridgeport, Connecticut

Backyard Chicken Coops Could be Coming to Bridgeport, Connecticut | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it

Bridgeport is considering an ordinance that would allow city residents to raise small flocks of chickens in their backyards.

Mayor Bill Finch announced the proposal Tuesday. If it’s passed, residents would be allowed to raise up to six chickens in backyard coops. No roosters would be permitted.

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Clintonville: Canning and Raising Chickens is Cool Again

Clintonville: Canning and Raising Chickens is Cool Again | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it

Urban homesteading is a hot trend. But where does one learn to raise backyard chickens?

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Chickens: The pets that give you something back every day

Chickens: The pets that give you something back every day | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it

FOR years, having chickens was the province of farmers and smallholders. But over the past few years the practice of keeping chickens has grown in popularity, with more and more people welcoming feathered friends into their gardens and back yards.

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How To Use Chickens To Control Garden Pests

Learn how a local gardener uses his chickens to help control unwanted pests in his vegetable garden. From the Southwest Yard & Garden series.
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How to Keep Chickens in your Garden

Many of us dream of keeping a few hens in our gardens, but never fulfil those ambitions, imagining we don't have the time, the space or the capabilities. I'm going to guide you through the simple process that will result in your own flock of hens happily pecking around your backyard, laying baskets of delicious eggs. A few extra tried and tested management tips will make sure they don't wreck your garden; we'll answer the questions: why keep hens and which breed is best for me, and give you all the help you need for your birds to live long, happy and

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Keeping urban chickens

Green living expert Lucy Siegle is shown how to keep chickens in a city garden to collect up to 12 organic, free-range eggs a week

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Chicken Poop for the Soul

Chicken Poop for the Soul | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it

Chicken Poop for the Soul: Backyard Adventures by local author Teri Metcalf has been included in Food Tank's must-read list of 16 books that highlight sustainable agriculture, backyard gardening and soil health. In the book, the author describes the experiences she and her husband Bob Presley have had with backyard chickens. And she explores the connections between people and the animals they raise. Food Tank (foodtank.com) is a food think tank that works to promote environmentally sustainable solutions to world hunger.

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Zoning and City Code Considerations for Urban Homesteaders

Zoning and City Code Considerations for Urban Homesteaders | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it

Before considering food-producing animals on your urban homestead, start with neighborhood outreach and be sure to check your city codes.

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How to Raise Backyard Chickens

How to Raise Backyard Chickens | Urban Chicken Keeping | Scoop.it
With rising food prices and the popularity of free range, more townsfolk are building and stocking their own coops. Linsey Knerl of Wise Bread outlines 6 things to do before buying your first chicken.
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