Your inspiration of raising chickens:
We love chickens and what they produce. We want to know where our eggs come from and what the chickens are being fed. AND they are so entertaining and yet calming. We had 4 chickens in our backyard in Los Angeles CA and when we moved to Boulder 6 years ago we went crazy and have had a couple of different flocks due to unexpected deaths from dogs who couldn’t contain themselves
More information about our farm:
The care for our chickens is simple and fun with maybe 10 minutes in the morning freshening the nesting boxes, filling feeder and water containers and 10 minutes at night collecting eggs and again checking on water and a half hour to an hour or so to clean out the coop on the weekends. Give or take depending on how much time you want to spend with them.
About our Bee Hives
We have 4 Langstroth beehives and absolutely no maintenance for they belong to Tyler the Bee Guy. We just supply the land. This is our second summer and no honey for us yet as the bees needed the honey for their first winter. Hopefully this fall we will get a taste of the sweet gold. We have enjoyed the bees tremendously as they are truly fascinating to watch. We have chairs set up in front of the hives and in the early morning with a cup of coffee we sit and watch them buzz around and over us as they set off to gathering their nectar and pollen. We are surrounded with neighbors on all sides so predators are not an issue and so far, they are happy in their location, warm sun in the morning to wake them and cool in the shade under the tree in the afternoon with protection from trees and a shed on the north west side in the the winter.
About our Goats:
We have 4 Nigerian Dwarf goats. 3 females, with one about to give birth any day, and 1 wether, which is a neutered male. A far as goats go, they are easy to care for and earn their keep in amusing us daily with their all their goatish frolicking.
The rest of our property is flourishing (thanks to our chickens) with vegetables galore! Corn, including popcorn!, gourds, pumpkins squash of all kinds, tomatoes, kale, rainbow chard, beets cucumbers and 1 soybean plant for fun.