Feathers and Clucks: A Guide to Raising Chickens in Marzi’s Garden

Discover the Joys of Backyard Poultry Keeping and Fresh Organic Eggs

Welcome to the world of clucks and feathers, where my passion for poultry gave rise to the delightful chicken haven in Marzi’s Garden. I’m thrilled to introduce you to my feathered friends and share the story of how they’ve become an integral part of my garden and culinary adventures.

In 2017, I embarked on a feathered journey by establishing a cozy chicken coop, starting with a handful of locally adopted baby chickens. Over the years, my flock has grown and evolved, with a few losses along the way. However, I didn’t let setbacks deter me, and I decided to bring some fancy breeds into the coop. These feathered companions have been with me since day one, arriving at my doorstep after a journey from afar.

Each one of my chickens has a name and a unique personality that adds character to our garden. They are remarkably docile, making them not just delightful garden companions but also cherished members of our household.

Manna Pro Harris Egg Incubator for Hatching Chicks 

Tips and Tricks for Raising Chickens:

  1. Choose Your Breeds Wisely: When starting your chicken journey, research different chicken breeds to find the ones that best suit your needs. Some breeds are renowned for their egg-laying abilities, while others are prized for their meat or ornamental qualities. A mix of breeds can add diversity and character to your flock.
  2. Create a Cozy Coop: Your chicken coop should provide shelter, safety, and comfort for your feathered friends. Ensure it has proper ventilation, roosts, nesting boxes, and easy access for egg collection. Regular cleaning and maintenance are key to keeping your coop healthy.
  3. Feeding Your Flock: Just like us, chickens benefit from a balanced diet. Provide them with a high-quality layer feed to ensure they get the essential nutrients needed for egg production. Supplement their diet with kitchen scraps, greens from your garden, and the occasional treat, but be mindful of what’s safe to feed them.

When spring arrives and I set out to rejuvenate my raised garden beds, my chickens eagerly join me in the process. They love to dig and explore, helping me unearth and eliminate those pesky garden pests. It’s a partnership that benefits both the garden and my flock.

Our chickens enjoy the privilege of daily feasts, with fresh fruits and vegetables harvested straight from our garden. It’s a culinary treat they relish, and I take great pride in knowing that my chickens have a diet that’s the envy of the neighborhood.

First eggs after 5 months having my chickens

One of the most rewarding aspects of having these feathered friends is the daily gift they offer—fresh, organic eggs. From late spring to mid-fall, they’re incredibly active, and their egg-laying prowess ensures a steady supply for my kitchen. These eggs are the heart of many of my recipes, adding a touch of homegrown goodness to every dish.

Join me on this journey through Marzi’s Garden as we explore the delightful world of chickens, where every cluck, scratch, and egg is a testament to the joys of backyard poultry keeping. From their charming personalities to the delectable eggs they provide, you’ll discover the many ways these feathered companions have enriched my life and garden. If you’re considering starting your own chicken adventure, be sure to check my Amazon storefront, where I’ve curated a list of essential supplies to help you get started. Happy clucking!

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