Calico Blossom

Tina

Based in the Missouri Ozarks, Tina lives on a small hobby farm with her mini horses, chickens, ducks, geese, cats, and dogs. She created Calico Blossom due to her lifelong love for animals and desire to share some useful tips which make life with animals just a little easier and a little happier. Above all, Tina believes caring for animals is good for the soul.

Recipe: Fast and easy pizzeria style pizza

It’s no secret: my family loves pizza. It has been a family ritual to have pizza on Saturday nights for as long as I can remember, a tradition that continues to this day. We have tried way too many pizza recipes to count over the years, but of all of them, this is the clear winner. It truly tastes like crispy pizzeria pizza and is so simple to make anyone can do it!

Why providing a roost is so important for Muscovy ducks

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Muscovy ducks is the fact they roost, like chickens. Even clipped Muscovies will find a way to perch on the highest surface they can reach. Your Muscovies will greatly appreciate being provided with roosts to fulfill one of their strongest natural instincts.

Breed Profile: Cochin Bantams (or Pekins)

Cochin Bantams are one of the most recognizable breeds of chicken. They are incredibly distinctive with their ball-shaped bodies, massively feathered legs, and plumed, round tails. They have short single combs and expressive little faces.

Should you keep your hens confined or free range?

The decision to keep chickens confined or allow them to roam free can be a difficult one. For some people, the choice is obvious–many cities do not allow chickens unless they are kept within small coops or chicken tractors. But for those who are allowed to let their chickens roam, they are often left wondering if they should.

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