The Life and Times of the Urban Farmer

Last February, 2014, I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase my first set of chicks from the local feed store. I had dreamed of owning chickens since purchasing my home a year earlier and now it was happening. I’ve compiled my posts about the life as an urban farmer…enjoy!

Dogs Will Always Be Dogs

Several weeks ago, while shopping at Stockdales for some chicken feed, my kids and I came across their most adorable bin of chicks. Well, why not I said, we had just hatched out two silkie chicks the week before, certainly we could use more, right? We left with two Americana chicks and smiles a mile… Read More »

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 few goals but by the time the night was over, and after… Read More »

Spring Has Sprung: Baby Chick Time!

I always know spring is upon us when my chickens go broody and the local feed store showcases their batch of precious baby chicks. And if you’re like me, you simply can’t come away without at least a couple of new or favorite breed of chicks. This year I headed to Stockades with the idea… Read More »

A Boy and His Chicken

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Chickens 101: Hatching

Daisy Mae, my Silkie hen, went broody about 5 weeks ago. And as she sat, in trance, in the nesting boxes, I began asking around for fertilized eggs. A co-worker I call, Chicken Man, stepped up and brought in 6 eggs. And now, 21 days later, I sit watching this bird, lift and shift her… Read More »

Dogs Will Always Be Dogs

Several weeks ago, while shopping at Stockdales for some chicken feed, my kids and I came across their most adorable bin of chicks. Well, why not I said, we had just hatched out two silkie chicks the week before, certainly we could use more, right? We left with two Americana chicks and smiles a mile… Read More »

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