Blog Posts - Backyard Chickens



How to Buy Tame, Hand-Fed Easter Egger Hens from Our Daughter

This summer our daughter Rain decided to raise the tamest Easter Egger hens and sell them once they were close to laying age. She is selling them for the excellent price of $20.00 each. They are now large and feathered enough to be housed in outdoor...
by Appalachian Feet on Sep 11, 2015

How to Attend Hands-On Classes in Gardens, Kitchens, Forests, and Even a Late 1800’s Cabin

It’s here. The garden classes are in gardens, the cooking classes are in kitchens, the nature study is in forests, the raspberries taste like raspberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries! Photo Caption: My daughter and I inside the...
by Appalachian Feet on Feb 12, 2015

Chicken Coop Plans

Chickens are a perfect pets and thats why I have 4 silkies. My family friends wanted to join the club and I was asked to design/build a coop for them. I came up with these plans plus, I had little add-ons that are not shown. Once the plans where draw...
by LayeredLiving on Nov 12, 2014

Coop Dreams

So on Tuesday I was off work for Veterans Day and I had to start the prep medicine for a... The post Coop Dreams appeared first on If It Weren't True.
by If it weren't true on Nov 12, 2014

The chickens are coming…the chickens are coming

So Keri finally gave in and said we could get chickens and since she is out of town and I... The post The chickens are coming…the chickens are coming appeared first on It would be funny if it weren't true.
by If it weren't true on Oct 24, 2014

The chickens are coming…the chickens are coming

So Keri finally gave in and said we could get chickens and since she is out of town and I had to get off at 1 to pick up the kids, I thought they should experience the coop build with me. Our goal was to build it out of stuff we had around the house...
by If it weren't true on Oct 24, 2014

Sex the chicks!Guess the sex

Dear everyone who got here by Googling “sex” and “chicks”, a) You’re never going to meet a real girl with real boobs over Google. O.K. you might but she won’t be a quality girl. and b)  Maybe what you really [R...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Jul 15, 2014

11 Plus Tips for Predator-Proofing Chickens

Chickens are a relatively easy animal to care for; just feed, water, and clean. Unfortunately, they are also the “fast food” of the animal kingdom. They sleep sounder than a pound, leaving them quite vulnerable to raccoons, weasels, snakes, etc.
by Preparing For SHTF on Jun 19, 2014

How to Attend Our Upcoming Garden Open House (& a Virtual Tour)

Our garden open house (rain or shine) is THIS coming Saturday! APPALACHIAN FEET GARDEN OPEN HOUSE DETAILS: Drop-in June 14th, 9:00am – 5:00pm Recommended donation of $2-$5 440 Summit Drive, Greenville, SC You may also want to catch Eliza’...
by Appalachian Feet on Jun 9, 2014

Top 10 Egg Laying Chickens

You have decided to raise chickens for egg production in order to become more self-sufficient. One of the first questions you might ask yourself is, “which breed is a prolific producer of eggs?” Choosing from the hundreds of breeds available can...
by Preparing For SHTF on Jun 4, 2014

1 Thing You Can Do to Make Earth Day Even Better

What an interesting concept, Earth Day. And a wonderful opportunity to make a change. Being that you are here reading, you are most likely already a gardener. Good for you! If you are growing without the use of any pesticides, even better. Bugs don&#...
by Gardening Jones on Apr 22, 2014

5 Benefits of raising chickens: Why more people should

Raising just a few chickens can benefit you, your family and your garden by leaps and bounds.  When we first started raising chickens in our backyard, most of our friends and family couldn’t quite understand it – it was just too old fash...
by Easily Grown Garden on Mar 29, 2014

5 Benefits of raising chickens: Why more people should

Raising just a few chickens can benefit you, your family and your garden by leaps and bounds.  When we first started raising chickens in our backyard, most of our friends and family couldn’t quite understand it – it was just too old fash...
by Easily Grown Garden on Mar 29, 2014

How to Get Our Email Newsletter

Who else can’t wait until spring? I mean, besides our dog… Photo Caption: Ceres had a blast rolling and running in the snow. We thoroughly enjoyed this week’s token snow of the year, but we’re just as excited about next week&#...
by Appalachian Feet on Feb 13, 2014

How to Sign Up for February’s Classes

This month’s giveaway contest is over, congratulations to the winner, Christina Weit! Christina won four February classes. Today is gorgeous, has spring fever hit you? Eliza’s urban homesteading classes at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocer...
by Appalachian Feet on Feb 5, 2014

Carrigan's Joy in 2014

Never miss an update by Liking Carrigan's Joy on Facebook!  Last night I spent a wonderful hour with a great group of people on Mamavation TV. The focus was Healthy, Sustainable, Toxic-Free Goals for 2014. I actually started the night with very...
by Carrigan's Joy on Dec 31, 2013

How to Manage a Winter Garden

The best thing about winter salads is how easy it is to obtain a harvest. Cold months mean chores don’t have to be done in the heat, plus the pests and diseases are mostly dormant. You can’t beat the satisfaction of walking into the kitch...
by Appalachian Feet on Dec 31, 2013

Creating Gifts for Christmas Chicks.

Christmas passed in the blink of an eye. Didn't it? Am I the only one that feels this way? One minute, I'm up to my elbows in cinnamon roll dough (more on that next time), the next I'm frantically wrapping presents and trying to decide who needs a ha...
by Growing Green(er) Days on Dec 29, 2013

12 Truths about Backyard Chickens.

They're sweet. They're fluffy. Their little “peeps” will quickly steal your heart. Honestly, how can you not become enamored with cutie-patootie little chicks, especially when they will ultimately provide fresh eggs for frittatas?Two years ago, w...
by Growing Green(er) Days on Sep 17, 2013

How to Take Our Classes

We have new classes available! Click here to see the list of topics. We have classes for beginners through experts on subjects like permaculture, soil, insects, beneficial wildlife habitats, plant propagation, fruits, vegetables, seeds, heirlooms, ba...
by Appalachian Feet on Aug 22, 2013


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