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October 2015

Why Do Chickens Molt?

  Why Do Chickens Molt & What Can I Do About It? Chickens molt to replace their worn out feathers with new …

First Frost

First Frost of the Season We normally have a frost in late September or early October in Northern Illinois. This year we …

Common Chicken Questions

Common Chicken Questions Here are some of the common questions I get about raising chickens…I hope that this post will answer some …

Are Chickens Vegetarians?

Chickens Are Omnivores Chickens will eat pretty much whatever they can wrap their little beaks around. This includes grass, grains, vegetables and …

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Scenes From The Pioneer Fest

Scenes From The Pioneer Fest The Boone County Autumn Pioneer Festival gives visitors a glimpse of early settler life in Northern Illinois …

cast iron

Cast Iron Envy

Cast Iron Cookware at the Autumn Pioneer Fest Last weekend was the annual Autumn Pioneer Festival in Belvidere, Illinois. I try to …