Chicken, our way

July 8, 2011 in chicken, Food Porn, Humble Garden


As you likely know, we try to grow and enjoy wholesome food at home, making us frugal foodies.

We raise and milk our own dairy goats.

2011 Kidding season: diapers

We raise our own laying chickens for eggs.

Humble Garden 2011: Infant chicks - upclose

We are getting a family Jersey cow this fall. We will have cow and goat milk next spring.

Humble Garden: Our New Jersey Cow

I blog about some of that craziness at my homesteading blog Humble Garden.

We source a lot of our red meat as pastured Beefalo meat from Wild Mountain Farm.

This year, in addition to our layer flock, we will be raising between 25 and 50 broiler chickens which we will butcher and freeze for the year!

The video below shows those (the little yellow ones) as well as some fancy chicks – ameraucana which lay blue eggs and purely ornamental chickens – white crested black polish – the ones that look like they have marshmallows stuck to their wee little heads.


Many people here in the US are getting into urban homesteading but run into roadblocks when they try to get some chickens.

I totally support you all and send you all my positive vibes as you fight to regain the right to raise chickens in your space.