Category Archives: Chickens

Mind-Blowing Buttermilk Ice Cream Recipe

Anyone with half an attention span has by now noticed I’ve been posting more ice cream recipes than any other food lately. Evidently, I’ve had a yearning to [..]

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Spicy Pickled Eggs

My lovely friend Adrienne of Whole New Mom will likely want to gag when she reads this post; like many in the whole/real foods movement, she’s so sick [..]

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Things One Doesn’t Wish to See in the Chick Coop

Blood. Particularly, blood in feces. As I was hanging out with the chicks last night, I noticed several piles of poo which had trace amounts of bright red [..]

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Homemade Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Recipe

One of my biggest weaknesses is ice cream; I love it. Fruity, chocolaty, nutty, plain old vanilla – sign me up, man.

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Calling Chicken Whisperers

Howdy, knowledgeable chicken folks! Lately, I’ve been seeing a behavior from Harry (the largest chick, a beautiful Buff Orpington, who is most interested in dominance.) While she most [..]

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Egg Signup Sheet

Ok, Southern Central Michiganders! It’s time to sign up and let me know if ¬†you’re interested in purchasing eggs from our flock this summer. Eggs from non-commercial hens [..]

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Mother Nature Does Not Fool Around

My little hens are now almost three and a half weeks old, and HOLY COW how they’ve grown. They look like miniature chickens! When I first met them, [..]

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11 Baby Chicks = Cute Overload + 1

When I called our hatchery today to confirm it was ok to drive the 102 miles to fetch our new little friends, they said “come on up!” Also, [..]

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Prepping for Live Nude Chick(en) Cam!

Update: Live video stream and multiple-angle stills are up! Tomorrow’ a big day here at The Unlikely Homestead – I’m going to head out to Zeeland, and pick [..]

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Grain-Free Clafouti

I am a pathological modifier of recipes. Seldom do I find a recipe I don’t tweak in one way or another, usually in the herbs and spices area. [..]

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