Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chicken Silhouette Greeting Cards

Chicken Silhouette Greeting Cards

Materials:
Profile Photos of Your Chickens
Scissors
Glue Stick
Black Paper
Accent Paper
Pencil or Pen
Blank Stationary Cards

Instructions:
1. Take a profile photo of your chicken then cut out the profile.

2.  Trace the chicken's profile on black paper then cut out.

3. Cut out accent paper to go behind the chicken profile.

4. Glue the accent paper onto the greeting card.

5.  Glue the chicken profile on top of the accent paper.





The Chicken Chick

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Chicken First Aid Kit

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!


Chicken First Aid Kit

You need a First Aid Kit for chickens in case they get hurt or sick. You have to put the sick chicken in a cage by themself so other chickens don't get sick.  To make them feel better you can give them medicine or you can use foods and plants like honey, coconut oil and molasses.

Things you need:
box - to put all your stuff in
bandages/gauze - for their boo boos
nail clippers - in case you need to clip their nails
scissors - just in case you need to cut their gauze and bandages
tub - just in case you need to give your chicken a bath
gloves - so you don't get the chicken's sickness
different kinds of medicines, food, plants and ointments** - for boo boos
old towels - so you don't get your new ones dirty
box or dog crate - to put your chicken in if you need to take them to the veterinarian


**The Junior Blogger and I discovered through our research that there are two approaches to treating your chickens:



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ChickinBoots Kitchen Towels

ChickinBoots Kitchen Towels


These flour sack ChickinBoots kitchen towels are easy to make and sure to spice up your kitchen!

Materials
Fabric Markers
Flour Sack Towels 
Template


Directions
1.  Pre-wash and iron.

2.  Make your template.  Draw your image on a piece of paper and trace it with a dark marker so that it can be seen through the flour sack towel.



3. Place template underneath the flour sack towel and trace with a fabric marker.



4.  Repeat the image as desired!


Have fun!

Cheers,
Sarah








Monday, October 20, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: The Egg Song

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!




The Egg Song
The egg song is when a chicken bawks a lot after they lay an egg.  I learned [from Fresh Eggs Daily] they might do this because:

1.  They sing their song so the predator sees them and not their egg.  They want to keep predators away from their eggs.  

2.  They sing because they laid an egg and they are happy and they want to tell everyone.

3.  They sing their song because they are looking for their friends after they laid their eggs.



For more information about The Egg Song read this entertaining article from Fresh Eggs Daily.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Feed Chickens Pumpkin Seeds

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!


Feed Chickens Pumpkin Seeds



I learned [From Fresh Eggs Daily] that if chickens eat pumpkin seeds it helps them so that they don't have worms in their poop. You can take the seeds out of the pumpkin and then feed it to your chickens or you can make your chickens pumpkin soup.  To make the soup use some plain yogurt and grind up some pumpkin seeds from your Halloween pumpkin. Put the soup in half of your pumpkin and then just give it to the chickens.  They will eat the pumpkin bowl, too!


The recipe for Pumpkin Soup can be found at Fresh Eggs Daily.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Happy Chickens Lay More Eggs

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!

By Little Chicken Tender


Happy Chickens Lay More Eggs



A happy chicken lays more eggs.  If they are scared they won't lay a lot of eggs and you may have to buy your eggs from the store.  If they are too hot or too cold they won't lay as many eggs.  If they eat the food they like they will lay more eggs; lots and lots of eggs. When chickens get old they don't lay as much eggs.