Chickenmath Photos & Videos

15 hours ago

Twelve silkie chicks arrived today! Sadly a couple didn't make it, but the 7 that did are warm, active, and happy! Silkies are a really fun, docile breed that make excellent mama hens. They have 5 toes (other chickens only have 4) and they have black skin & flesh!

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2 days ago

Happy Valentine's Day! 💕 . Hop over to the blog for a chick update 🐥 . Thanks to @first_saturday_lime for the most perfect photo prop as the free gift for the subscription this month! 💚 at Alliance, Ohio

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2 days ago

"You can have a reasonable number of chickens, just no roosters," said the county official, who'd been called by a neighbor after two years of chicken-keeping to check out our third-of-an-acre lot. "How many do you have?"⠀ .⠀ "Um, maybe twenty ... five?"⠀ .⠀ "Oh! Yeah, you're good. They've got plenty of room here."⠀ .⠀ (Sounds like I could have way more, right??)⠀ .⠀ What do you love about your homestead?⠀ .⠀ #ChickenMath #HomesteadMath #ChickSeasonIsComing 🐣 #HomesteadLife #LadiesHomesteadGathering #ShareKnowledge #BuildCommunity #GrowFriendships #WomenWhoHomestead #Homestead #UrbanHomestead #WomenInAg

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2 days ago

Chicken Math: My cousin, inspired by our backyard flock, ordered day old chicks. She planned on 6 couldn’t narrow it down so orders 8. I decide 6 is not enough for us either so have her add 2 to her order for us. Meet the new babies.... Names in progress. #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #chickenmath

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4 days ago

This young cockerel turned out to be not too bad...he’s an accidental cross from the layer pen—an Olive Egger. . . Aside from his handsome looks, he’s annoyingly friendly and super sweet. He’ll be looking for a flock of his own this spring. . . #rarefeathersfarm #rarefeathers #oliveegger #oliveeggers #chickensofig #chickenlife #ilovechickens #roostersofinstagram #chickensforsale #okanogancounty #louploup #rarepoultry #chickenmath #sweetroo #roosterforsale #fivebucksandhesyours

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4 days ago

“Chicken Math” is something that gets joked about in the poultry community constantly. Once you have an established flock, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll want more. But other things happen - like wildlife attacks, sickness, sometimes they just wonder off - and you inevitably lose some. In the year that we’ve tended chickens, we’ve definitely had to do some math. We started with 4 - two Leghorns and two Barred Rocks. All ended up being pullets (hens) and my husband, of course, had to have a rooster. But you can’t only get one baby chick, they get lonely. So we got two. So now we had six chickens. Then a black bear decided he wanted three of our ladies for breakfast one morning. This left us with one of our original Leghorns and the two babies. We knew for sure one of the babies was a rooster. Turned out they were both roosters and you can’t have two roosters to one hen. So we got two more, gorgeous hens. One White Rock and one Rhode Island Red. Our three girls are wonderful laying hens and our roosters, because they grew up together, are buddies most of the time and great protectors. There hasn’t been a time that I haven’t wanted to have them around since we got them. It’s harder than I thought but for these little nuggets, fresh from the farm, so worth it. • • • • #intentionallivingprojectla #chickenkeeping #chickenfarmer #eggs #homegrown #breakfast #homemadebreakfast #farmfresh #intentionalliving #thesimplelife #momlifeunplugged #growinglife #downtoearth #theartofslowliving #motherhoodthroughig #cameramama #motherhoodunplugged #momentslikethese #thehappynow #chickenmath #chickenmathisreal #freerangechickens #freerange at Colorado

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4 days ago

Meet Viktor! Viktor is a German Bielefelder. This boy is smart! He reigns over his four misses with cunning authority. He keeps them close so he can watch them with a guarding eye. If one of his ladies strays too far from his safety zone, he heads her off and turns her around in a flash. If one of his ladies has to lay an egg, he makes the rest of his ladies hang out near the coop until she’s done. He is an excellent rooster with gorgeous breed quality. Viktor isn’t lovey with his humans, but he isn’t shy either. He’s calm and docile around people, but he’s only got eyes for his lady friends. German Bielefelders are very predator-wise birds and we’re excited to have them as project birds here on our homestead. Hatching eggs and chicks will be available by this summer! #talaingenfarm #meettheanimals #germanbieleder #germanbielefelderrooster

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6 days ago

Aurora & Flora, two of the pullets from my September hatch. 🐣 They are 5 months old now and should be laying in the next 4-6 weeks, in theory anyway. 🥚 The farmers almanac claims we should be warming up for the 2nd half of February and days are slowly but surely getting longer. ☀️ I ordered 10 silkie chicks today, not sure when they will be here, but it's time to break out the brooder again! 🙃 They make excellent mama hens, so hopefully I won't be needing the brooder again anytime soon! 🐣

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6 days ago

Can you believe how handsome Pierre is?! @thechickenchick hatched this Crevecoeur and he’s become quite the chicken model. Did you know that Crevecoeur’s are a critically endangered heritage breed of poultry?

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6 days ago

I’m ready for spring! Hopefully my #chickenmath doesn’t get the best of me this year... I already need to downsize my flock!!! But so irresistible... esp ducklings

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9 days ago

Being a first generation female farmer means I learn much of my lessons the hard way. 👩🏻‍🌾 . As much as books, podcasts, workshops and the like can mentally prepare me for the hard lessons farming brings - I still feel like I’m failing at times. 🌿 . In the midst of tough lessons, Paul gently reminds me to be kind to myself. Even though the farm rests primarily on my shoulders, he supports me and that’s what matters.💚 . I’ve seen farms end in divorce, to say that it doesn’t scare me knowing that Paul and I both hold very different passions would be a lie. 🌱 . Being on the same page with your partner is key, and not just with having a farm. Of course, it’s the actual doing of that sentiment that feels nearly impossible at times when the polar vortex rips through, hens die, and the pump freezes.🍂 . Like an incantation, I remind myself again and again I am doing my best. Paul holds up his end of the deal by reminding me of this as well. I know he is doing his best too. 💚 . The path to a happy and lasting relationship on a farm has everything to do with humility and a willingness to accept each other’s point of view. I know I cannot change how Paul feels about the farm, but I can work our relationship and I can work on my relationship with the farm. That’s all. 🍃 . So here we are, doing our best, practicing humility, working towards acceptance, and bravely stating #IAmYourFarmer 👩🏻‍🌾 . #iamamodernfarmer #thisiswomenswork #womeninagriculture #farmlifebestlife #regenerativeagriculture #womeninag #farmher #femalefarmer #abundancemindset #organicfarming #firstgenerationfarmers #powercouples #femaleentrepreneurship #farmlifestyle #vegetablegarden 📸 @lauraivanova

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9 days ago

It's a 3 egg day 🥚🥚🥚 Warmer temps are helping along egg production. (Except Buttercup who's turning 5 years old this month.) Did you know that chickens typically lay an egg a day between 6 mos to 3 years before egg production declines? They also slack off during the winter months with colder temperatures and less daylight. Some people turn lights on in the coop to fake daylight to keep egg production going, but I don't mind giving their bodies a little break. Most of their energy goes into growing new feathers and staying warm. I don't NEED any more chickens for eggs, but they bring me such joy I really want some more...maybe I'll rescue some battered hens once I get the new coop this spring. (Don't tell my daughter). . . . #chickenmath #chickenlover #backyardchickens #urbanflock #gardenactivist #backyardgarden #farmacy #chickensofinstagram #bufforpington #roadislandred #speckledsussex #whiterockchicken  #inmygarden #instagramhomesteaders #organicgarden #charlottefoodblogger #urbanhomestead #citygarden #growfood #healingfood #letfoodbethymedicine #farmtotable at Stallings, North Carolina

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9 days ago

#Repost @jeaniegreenhens (@get_repost) ・・・ Giveaway time! I’ve partnered up with two of the best accounts to get your hatching season started! ⬇️ . . Lucky winner will win: 🌈⭐️ A dozen BEAUTIFUL hatching eggs from Katie at @open_gate_farm! Your “Colorful Basket Collection” dozen will include: 6 Olive Eggers (F2, F3, F4 or F11) 2 Black Copper Marans 2 Easter Eggers 2 Ameraucanas (Black, Blue, Splash) 🐓💚 1 YEAR subscription to everyone’s favorite poultry magazine for all the info and tips, @backyardpoultrymag! . . TO ENTER: ❤️ Like this post! 👋🏻 Follow all accounts! 🤩Tag all your friends in comments. Unlimited tags, but ONE per comment please. 🥚Share in your story and tag me for extra entries! 🏆Winner will be announced Sunday, February 9th at 3pm EST. (Not affiliated with Instagram, open to U.S. only) . . #giveaway #chickens #backyardpoultrymag #chickensofig #poultry #backyardchickens #eggs #eggenvy #fresheggs #pasturedeggs #freerangechickens #hatchingeggs #chickenmath #homesteading #farming #iamcountryside #newengland

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9 days ago

Excited to share this awesome giveaway! #Repost @jeaniegreenhens with @get_repost ・・・ Giveaway time! I’ve partnered up with two of the best accounts to get your hatching season started! ⬇️ . . Lucky winner will win: 🌈⭐️ A dozen BEAUTIFUL hatching eggs from Katie at @open_gate_farm! Your “Colorful Basket Collection” dozen will include: 6 Olive Eggers (F2, F3, F4 or F11) 2 Black Copper Marans 2 Easter Eggers 2 Ameraucanas (Black, Blue, Splash) 🐓💚 1 YEAR subscription to everyone’s favorite poultry magazine for all the info and tips, @backyardpoultrymag! . . TO ENTER: ❤️ Like this post! 👋🏻 Follow all accounts! 🤩Tag all your friends in comments. Unlimited tags, but ONE per comment please. 🥚Share in your story and tag me for extra entries! 🏆Winner will be announced Sunday, February 9th at 3pm EST. (Not affiliated with Instagram, open to U.S. only) . . #giveaway #chickens #backyardpoultrymag #chickensofig #poultry #backyardchickens #eggs #eggenvy #fresheggs #pasturedeggs #freerangechickens #hatchingeggs #chickenmath #homesteading #farming #iamcountryside #newengland

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10 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS @sweetpicklefarm! CLOSED! Giveaway time! I’ve partnered up with two of the best accounts to get your hatching season started! ⬇️ . . Lucky winner will win: 🌈⭐️ A dozen BEAUTIFUL hatching eggs from Katie at @open_gate_farm! Your “Colorful Basket Collection” dozen will include: 6 Olive Eggers (F2, F3, F4 or F11) 2 Black Copper Marans 2 Easter Eggers 2 Ameraucanas (Black, Blue, Splash) 🐓💚 1 YEAR subscription to everyone’s favorite poultry magazine for all the info and tips, @backyardpoultrymag! . . TO ENTER: ❤️ Like this post! 👋🏻 Follow all accounts! 🤩Tag all your friends in comments. Unlimited tags, but ONE per comment please. 🥚Share in your story and tag me for extra entries! 🏆Winner will be announced Sunday, February 9th at 3pm EST. (Not affiliated with Instagram, open to U.S. only) . . #giveaway #chickens #backyardpoultrymag #chickensofig #poultry #backyardchickens #eggs #eggenvy #fresheggs #pasturedeggs #freerangechickens #hatchingeggs #chickenmath #homesteading #farming #iamcountryside #newengland

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12 days ago

Home from a mini roadtrip today to pick up our 34 chicks from Meyer Hatchery in Polk, OH. We now have SIX new breeds that are a mixture of brown and white layers. We are so excited to expand our flock, and be able to provide farm fresh eggs to you! We can't wait to watch these littles grow up. #farm #farms #farmer #farmlife #chickens #chicks #chickenlife #chickencoop #coop #babychicks #chickenmath #chickenmathisreal #refurbished  #hunker #pennsylvaniafarm #happychickens #freerangechickens #meyerhatchery at Meyer Hatchery

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12 days ago

One of the chickens that started it all!!! Roscow our Welsummer Rooster. (He has since been relocated to another farm because he was very aggressive) at Ste. Anne

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13 days ago

Buddy and Suzie Q have officially been named and put to work. You can see how worn out they are from learning how to guard chickens 😊 Since they have already formed a bond they will both head to the big house to hold down the fort. We were looking for one pup, came home with two - that’s pretty much how chicken math goes for us. Snakes, coons, and wild cats - better beware - Buddy and Suzie Q are on guard - well after a nap! 😊🐔🐶🐤❤️ #knispelfarms #chickenmath #cutepuppies

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14 days ago

How could we live with no chickens? I made the decision to get the ladies when I found out that usually the conditions for free range chickens are not very good either and I never looked back 🥰🥰🥰. Only thing is that I want more - and more - and more 🤷‍♀️. at Blenheim, New Zealand

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