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Sarah Barrera is a wife and mother in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. She is the author and illustrator of the book series Chicken Boots which is based on a true story about her daughters and their beloved backyard chicken, Nelly.  

Chicken Boots on Amazon:
Chicken Boots: Bad Dog!



Chicken Boots books are also bilingual! The Spanish/English version is now available.  More languages coming soon.

Chicken Boots Spanish/English Version on Amazon:
Chicken Boots 
Chicken Boots: Bad Dog



Where is all Began
ChickinBoots really did begin with just a few chickens.  In 2014 my family and I decided to add some chickens to our backyard and I thought it would be fun to blog about our adventure.  

My then 5-year-old daughter took an interest in my blogging and started writing a weekly blog about raising chickens.  Anyone remember The Junior Blogger?  Her blogging skills for a Kindergartner were on point and she was even noticed by the popular blogger Lisa Steele at Fresh Eggs Daily

Here are a few of her popular blog posts:



http://www.chickinboots.com/2015/01/tips-from-our-junior-blogger-ameraucana.html




http://www.chickinboots.com/2015/04/tip-from-our-junior-blogger-all-natural.html



In additional to The Junior Blogger and I blogging weekly about chickens, I was also taking daily photos for social media of my then 3-year-old with our overly friendly Buff Orpington. 


 
Many of you enjoyed these photos and told me to write a children's story which led me to Chicken Boots and my daily wacky ChickinBoots memes!  I hope you have enjoyed our journey as much as we have and I am super excited for what's in store for the future!

Cheers,
Sarah

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Upcycling: Repurposing a Crib Railing

My babies are growing up quickly and this time I am not referring to my feathered ladies.  I can't believe my Little Chicken Tender and Bitty Bantam will be in Kindergarten and Preschool next year. Where did the time go?  Now, the only thing I have left from their baby days are memories and one recalled drop-side crib.   
Currently, the crib has been converted into a toddler bed for the Bitty Bantam, which means we just took off the dangerous front drop-side railing. Once we are entirely through with the crib/toddler bed we can't donate it or give it to anyone which means the crib is destined for the landfill. The idea of it sitting in a landfill did not sit well with me so I became determined to figure out a way to repurpose it. While working outside and chicken proofing fences I got the idea to repurpose the railing into something for the garden.


Viola! An Herb Garden Ladder!



Now Every time I look at this little area of my garden it makes me smile for a couple reasons.  One, I …

What's the Difference: Ameraucana vs. Easter Egger

I will admit that when we first embarked on our chicken journey back in 2014 I thought a chicken was a chicken. Once we started doing research we were amazed at all the breeds and their differences. My family and I quickly came to the conclusion that we needed an Ameraucana because it laid blue eggs and had a beard!  
Meet Edna, our Ameraucana...or so we thought.



When Edna laid her first egg we didn't think much about the fact that it was actually more of a mint green than blue, but as time went on we began to wonder about her breed because her glorious beard wasn't coming in. When doing some research I came across an article written by Lisa Steele with Fresh Eggs Daily called Ameraucana vs. Araucana vs. Easter Eggers - The Blue Egg Layersand this is what I learned:

Ameraucana
Pure breed chicken, originating from South America, recognized by the APA since 1984
blue eggs pea comb muff and beard red earlobes tail blue legs light foot bottoms

Easter Egger Mixed breed chicken, not recognized b…

Edible Flowers for Your Chickens

As we all know, chickens love to eat a lot of our plants which can be very frustrating so why not plant some nutritious flowers that you AND your chicken can eat! 
In the past, I have planted a few of the flowers listed below for my chickens and they showed no interest in eating them.  I swear they did that to torture me!  Have you tried planting any of these for your chickens?  What has been your experience with chickens and edible flowers?


The following is a list provided by Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily:
Nasturtium Squash Blossoms Violets Marigolds Bee Balm Roses Echinacea Clover Blossoms Dandelions Yarrow Sunflowers Apple Blossoms Calendula Carnations Chrysanthemums Citrus Blossoms Elderberry Blossoms Geraniums Hibiscus  Hollyhock Impatiens Lavender  Lilac Pansy Pea Blossoms Peony Phlox Snap Dragon

Happy planting and thanks for reading!

Source: Fresh Eggs Daily

For more information about edible flowers please refer to Top Ten Edible Flowers Your Chickens Will Love by Lisa Steele



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