{FSC Time Machine} Backyard Chickens Part 1

{a few of our feathered flock}

{a few of our feathered flock}

Its ‘spring’ (although I have a foot of snow on my lawn) and its time to start thinking about finally making that jump into Backyard Chicken Land! Whether you hatch them yourself or buy from a local farmer you trust, we have insights from two contributors that have lots of experience: Liz and Jillian.

We have so much on the topic, tomorrow will feature part two.

lotsa eggs

“For the Love of One Good Egg” Part 1 of 4 pieces on “Why Backyard Chickens?” by Liz. 


Jillian has the next three pieces. First up, Incubating & Candling

Hatching Chicks!


Sexing Day Old Chicks

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Categories: Animals- Raising, chickens, FSC Time Machine, Homesteading


Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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  1. {FSC TIME MACHINE} Backyard Chickens Part 2 | FROM SCRATCH CLUB - March 24, 2013

    […] Yesterday we had part one of the two-part series, with links to incubating & candling chick eggs, hatching chicks, sexing chicks and general ‘how to’ get started. Today, Liz shares her experience, tips & tricks all about the after-chick stage… […]

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