raisingchickens Photos & Videos

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Ain’t no one camera shy over here 🤪

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Do like what I’m doing with the chicks? They are kissing me! 🐥🐤🐣

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2 hours ago

The sun is just setting and everyone's getting settled in for the night. We had our first barbeque of the season tonight - Cheddar burgers and corn on the cob brushed with garlic butter (SO delicious!) - and if it weren't for the gosh-darned mosquitoes, life would be pretty close to perfect. But so much rain this spring meant the chickens and ducks couldn't even begin to keep up with them. And so we swat and curse at them and are just thankful that the black flies are gone at least! #liveyourbestlife #mymainefarm #thewaylifeshouldbe #raisingchickens #backyardchickens #shiplap #backyardpoultry #fresheggsdaily #welcometomyfarm #goodnightladies

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2 hours ago

Happy Father’s Day to Javert 👨‍👧‍👦 This sweet boy is currently the only mature rooster with our flock. So he is the father to all of the babies that hatch on the farm. He passes on his fantastic beard to all of his offspring 😍 Hope everyone had a great day with their families!! 💛 Via : @oodles.of.coodles #raisingchickens chickenlife #broodyhen #backyardflock #freerange #chickensofinstagram #chicks #petchickens #chickensofig #chooks #chickensaspets #chicken #instachicken

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Chickens lay eggs for about two years of their life; to get the most out of their laying years, provide them with the best environment and food.🐔 Chickens lay eggs based on daylight hours, so providing a light in the coop on shorter winter days can increase winter egg production - more eggs in your basket! Have any tips about #raisingchickens ? Tell us!⬇️ #veganrecipies #fermentedfoods #fermentation #organic #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat #canning #homesweethomestead #homesteadersofamerica #offgridfarm #onmytable #gardenlife #backyardgarden #vegetablegarden

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7 hours ago

I ♥️ Rainbow eggs 🌈! We are celebrating our 100th post today! To celebrate our farming adventures with us please comment below with your favorite quote for your chance to win a dozen eggs (Yuma, Somerton, and San Luis area only.) I’ll randomly select a name this Friday. 🥰 Good luck! 🍀 . . . . . . . . . #weloveourhens #hen #hens #coop #eggsofinstagram #farmher #thechickencomesfirst #spoiledhens #urbanchickens #countrylife #fresheggs #chickenenvy #spoiledchickens #chickfever #happyhens #chickenlife #modernfarmer #cityfarming #henstagram #cityfarmer #flockboss #petchickens #keepingchickens #flockstrong #farmanimals #hobbyfarm #raisingchickens #poultrychicken #poultrychickenmag #zannasacres

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7 hours ago

Oh mon chouchou...⠀ ⠀ Fluffy ball alert!

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7 hours ago

One of our favorite parts of the #chickengarden is our #petunias wall. The wall is made up of cinderblocks, which left space for 24 plants. A drip irrigation system helps keep them watered. We have been getting the cascading petunias from @cornellfarm because they offer such a great variety of unique colors! It costs about $100/year for the flowers, but it is well worth it to have them in bloom all summer. Then in the fall, we take them out and put them in the compost bin for the chicken ladies to eat. 💜 #chicken #chickens #backyardchickens #raisingchickens #urbanfarmer #chickenfood #chickenfeed #chickenofinstagram #chickenlife #backyardpoultry #ilovemychickens

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8 hours ago

Today is a big day! The babies were allowed out to integrate with the adult chickens and free range a little. This interesting fellow will soon learn his place as he is quite bold but hysterical, running about flapping his wings, causing trouble. This is Murtagh, my beautiful Ameraucana cockerel. #fmcfarm #fivemilecreekfarm #simplelife #countryliving #farmliving #lovecountrylifestyle #candidlife #farmlife #littlefarm #outdoorliving #countrysideandfarmlife #backyardchickens #farmfresheggs #backyardeggs #chickenobsessed #raisingchickens #chickenlove #backyardpoultry #fresheggsdaily #ameraucana #ameraucanacockerel #wheatenameraucana

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8 hours ago

Tiny buff silkie. I ❤️ you. Please, pretty please, please be a hen. (Or a suppppper stealthy rooster. 🤫)

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8 hours ago

The black one is a baby Bandit, we hatched our own eggs this year! The orangish-yellow one is a baby Speckle. The baby speckle has a sac on its booty, if anyone knows why plz let me know. We took a guess and said that maybe it’s a boy🤷‍♀️😂 #raisingchicks #raisingchickens #babychickens

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9 hours ago

Meet Winry Rockbelle! My son named her after a character in the Anime series, The Alchemist. It's a pretty name but a mouthful, I think I'll call her Winnie for short. 😃 She is a Buckeye and when I was doing research on the difference breeds, seeing Buckeyes are friendly stood out for me. I wanted to make sure I bring in girls to my existing flock that will hopefully fit in well. Especially with Cookie who is a more submissive hen, I don't want her bullied! It was interesting to learn that Buckeyes are the only breed to be developed by a woman in the late 19th century! They are also good mousers, gulp, I hope to not catch any of that action! Winnie is a sweetheart and I'm so happy she has joined our flock. ❤🐓

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10 hours ago

Hail and flash flooding last night destroyed everything. Water started rising up in the coop so we had to bring the chickens in for the night. They were not super excited about sleeping in the guest bathroom. Today will be spent seeing what can be salvaged in the garden and sewing chicken diapers in case I need to bring the chickens in again 💩. Also I need an @omletusa coop so I can just move the chickens around the yard if/when this happens in the future. . . . #raisingchickens #summerfloodinghadmeablast #summerfloodinghappenedsofast #climatechange

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11 hours ago

Lucy’s on pest control duty. This is one of the squirrel jerks tearing up the garden. Go Lucy go! . #attackhen #pestpatrol

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11 hours ago

Did you know... that the first “combs” were found on the remains of the last dinosaurs?! . Chickens have combs (on the top of their head) and wattles (hanging down on each side) for a couple reasons: . 1️⃣ they help control their body temperature, keeping them cool during the summertime . 2️⃣ the color of the comb can also tell you a lot about a chicken’s health . 3️⃣ testosterone for the boys gives them a much bigger comb, while estrogen gives the girls a smaller comb (we can easily tell the boys from the girls)!

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11 hours ago

Where my chicken people at?? “Baby Blue” starting laying eggs last week (5 out of the last 6 days!) and we served up one of her pretty little nuggets for breakfast yesterday! 🍳 #crazychickenlady

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14 hours ago

Green weeds are tasty! I haven’t gotten around to planting the chicken’s pallet gardens yet this year. This is a simple project described in my book 50 Do it Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens. I usually sprinkle grass seed, herb seeds and flower seeds if have some on top, water and give the plants time to get established. The covering of hardware cloth prevents the flock from tearing up the roots and they get fresh greens to nibble. Anyway, wild violet, smartweed and other things have sprouted so I pulled it into the chicken run to let them enjoy. This is a good way to add foraged plants to your flock if free ranging isn’t an option. When they finish I will go on and plant some new seeds in the rows. #meanwhilebackatthebarnyard #homesteaddiy #chickendiy #simpleprojects #raisingchickens #chickentender #homesteadersofamerica #barnyardpoultry #mixedflock #countrysidechampion #homesteadchickens #chickenrunideas

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1 day ago

happy PAWther's day to the best fur dad!!!!! 💙😉🚙🐾

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One last pic of me and Earl the Grey Silkie. I gave him back to the breeder because the girls didn’t like him and the boys made him a third wheel. If you remember, he’s the chick I saved last summer when the feather was wrapped around his neck, strangling him? I felt bad ditching him, but the breeder promised to find him a good home — in my coop he wasn’t gettin’ any! 😂 . . . . . . . . #smallbeginnings #homestead #homesteading #chickens #silkie #graybluesilkie #silkiechicken #raisingchickens

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Bree helps his Auntie Pia sketch a portrait of a chicken in preparation for this Saturday's "Animals are a Work of Art" event at Found, a store full of incredible artwork, jewelry and home goods, many of which are made from found objects. From @breeandmerooster Don't forget to follow:➡ @chicken_life2019 #backyardchickens #raisingchickens #freerangechicken #freerangechickens #happyhens #chickeneggs #crazychickenlady #chicks #chickenfarm #chickensofig #urbanchickens #happychickens #ilovechickens #chickenlover #chickenmom #happychicken #lovechickens #roosters #roostersofinstagram #chickenkeeper #chickenjoy #egg #chickenrun

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