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Chickens

Backyard Chickens in Charm City

By  •  Chickens

So, you have a friend in the country with chickens. Or, you read an article online about people in Brooklyn raising chickens on a rooftop. Or maybe you opened up …
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The hard part

By  •  Chickens

Loss is a part of having pets. If you’ve ever lost a pet, you know. It’s brutal. Even with chickens.

Over the course of about a week, a predator killed all …
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What came first?

Last summer, I became an urban farmer. Okay, not really…I just started keeping chickens in my Baltimore City backyard when I got four baby chicks from my friend Joan …
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Put an egg on it

  I’m sure you’ve heard of the Portlandia bit “Put a bird on it!” where spazzy hipsters decide that everything’s better with a bird on it. Etsy gone wild.The food version of …
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Finally…eggs!

Last week, people in neighborhoods all over Charm City most likely heard screams of delight coming from my Hampden backyard. Holy s#;@! After six months of loving care, organic veggie scraps and …
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baltimore chickens: life in the coop

drama in the coop…

we’ve had a few lineup changes. as the ‘girls’ approached five months, things really got interesting! first, gertie [ameraucana] started to CROW! oy, it was out of …
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wow, you’re sorta crunchy…

the other day, my friend said, ‘hey, you’re sorta crunchy.’ hmmm. he meant it as a compliment…and i took it that way.

i’m not sure when i became so crunchy. …
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urban farming, hon

wow, look how little they were back in june…

the girls got their big break on the local news yesterday! i even got the title of ‘urban farmer’ while on camera. …
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chicKENS!

UPDATE! we finally, finally had the all-important coop inspection, hon. as he came into the house, the nice city animal officer said “well, hello again…how are the chicks?” turns out …
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City Peeps

Over the weekend, I went to One Straw Farm for a picnic. They have these really fun gatherings with music and food out on the farm in White Hall for all of the …
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