Oct 21, 2012

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #5 & Happy Hen Treats Giveaway!

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 CLEVER CHICKS Blog Hop #4
The depth of knowledge, insight, creativity and resourcefulness of the bloggers who participate in the Clever Chicks Blog Hop is truly inspirational and while I look forward to learning new things and discovering what everyone has to share, I most look forward to getting to know the individual bloggers each week. I hope you too will take a little time to visit with some of these talented and interesting writers who clearly pour their hearts and passions out into their blogs. Allow me to introduce you to three of them from last week's Clever Chicks Blog Hop.

Ann Fulton, author of The Fountain Avenue Kitchen blog was named after her grandmother's kitchen. It was in that kitchen that Ann's grandmother imparted priceless lessons about cooking healthy, simple dishes, being frugal and inspiring others through food.  This week, Ann shares her Prosciuto Egg and Cheese Sandwich recipe with tips on freezing them for a hearty, delicious, hot breakfast in a flash. 

The Hedge Combers is authored by Janie, a smallholder who lives in Cornwall, South West England  with her husband, Jonny. Her blogging goal is to document helpful information for the benefit of others starting their journey of self-sufficiency. Janie indicates that real food is the driving force behind everything that they do, from raising ducks to breeding mealworms and everything in between. This week, Janie shares her recipe with us for Bonfire Juice, the perfect beverage to take the chill off any autumn or winter gathering. I do believe I will take mine with rum, Janie, thank you very much! 

Three Mango Seeds blog is written by Clydia (pronounced Cly-duh) who, in addition to raising three children, works with her husband Eddie restoring and refinishing furniture, remodeling their home and creating vintage signs. This week, Clydia shared their remarkable and colorful transformation of a 1961 US Gov't Cabinet , which was given to them by their friends who, luckily, buy and resell homes that often contain abandoned furniture.


Megan, author of Restoring the Roost, shared "Breeding My Flock, Part I," the first in a series that will document her efforts to breed Dominique chickens. Dominiques are a heritage breed that is on the American Livestock Breed Conservancy's Priority "watch"" list, which makes Megan's efforts truly important in the preservation of this breed.  It's not surprising that Megan would take on such an important program, given that she is an architectural historian by profession. She enjoys antiques, architecture, homesteading, her little flock of chickens and creating a sense of place within the old home she shares with her husband, BJ.

CLEVER CHICKS Blog Hop #5!
 You’re invited to LINK UP!
Do you have a clever blog post to share with us this week? We’d love to read it!
Despite the blog hop title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
The Chicken Chick

How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, stories, Pinterest projects/recipes you’ve tried, Etsy store creation, posts about your chickens, farm animals or other pets, whatever you choose- BE CLEVER!

Use the direct link to your blog post, not to your blog’s home page. We want to be able to find your clever post!

Please note: If you have trouble linking up, the following two tips should help OR, feel free to email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you! Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com
1. Add the link to this Clever Chicks Blog Hop to your blog FIRST, before submitting your link to the hop or the link tool won't work.
2. Utilize the 'Try here" option if you have done #1 without success.
3. If you have already completed #1, it could be a browser issue; changing browsers may fix the problem.







Featured Blogs
My favorite posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! And the featured bloggers are welcome post my "Featured” button on their blogs!
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70 comments :

  1. janie @ hedgecombers.com10/21/12, 5:06 PM

    Eek... I got featured! Thank you, I feel all warm n fluffy inside :)
    Janie x

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  2. TheChickenChick10/21/12, 5:10 PM

    You GO girl! I enjoy your blog and look forward to future posts! :)
    Have a great week, Janie!

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  3. Between Facebook and my email I am always on top of what is going on in your blog. Just love the link ups and I have used many of your tips and instructions when it comes to my chickens


    Going into lockdown tonight on 16 Silkie eggs. Who would have thought when I hatched my first chicks back in July that I would be hatching out silkies to join my RIR's and Barred Rocks.

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  4. TheChickenChick10/21/12, 5:18 PM

    That's so nice of you to say, Maria. Thank you. I'm thrilled to know that you're hatching away happily! Let me know how it goes this week!

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  5. Email and Facebook

    I love your blog and now the others you have been introduced to us. I spend way too much time reading them, but the time spent doing is is so enjoyable!

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  6. I already follow your blog via RSS. My chickens need that treat ball - they are driving each other crazy! We hang cabbages for them but this would be a nice change

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  7. Staci Wightman10/21/12, 5:59 PM

    I follow you on facebook and google+. I got my first two chickens Friday thanks in part to all your good advice. I look forward to following along you and checking out your new bloggers as well. Hope to win a treat for the new girls!

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  8. Lisann Murano10/21/12, 6:28 PM

    I'm following you on Facebook! I linked up here, but I think I did it wrong. Whoops...first timer, sorry!!! My post is about bio security at chicken swaps.
    I can't wait to check out the other links. Thanks!
    Lisa M

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  9. I subscribe by email.

    Always have something to learn from your blog. I have 8 eggs in the incubator. This is my first go round. Only day 6, all I can make out is some veining. Dark eggs do present a challenge for candling.

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  10. I subscribe to your email feed. Also your facebook and pinterest. I love to learn all about others Chickie adventures

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  11. Hi Kathy! I get your blog posts and follow you on Facebook! If you don't remember who I am I'm one of the moms to the 'micro flock' :)

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  12. I am getting you through google, and Facebook! Love your page! Got my incubators going also!

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  13. I subscribe via RSS feed and email...But would love to try the Happy Hens treats! Thanks for another excellent giveaway!

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  14. Betsy @ Anna Nimmity10/21/12, 10:03 PM

    Thanks for inviting me to your party! What a fun blog this is. :)

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  15. I am subscribed to your blog through email and facebook. Love checking your blog...I am always learning something new. Was actually checking these products out at Tractor Supply today...so it's Awesome to have a chance to win these for my "kids"!

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  16. Hiya - I'm already a faithful follower of your blog, Facebook and also subscribe by email (I don't want to miss anything) and just love your blog - you always have THE best articles and great giveaways too! Thanks so much!

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  17. Karen aka grandma chicken10/22/12, 7:42 AM

    I've been a subscriber on google for a while now. Love your blog and I've learned so much! My chickens and I thank you!

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  18. I'm subscribed in Google Reader, and I can't wait to try the pumpkin pie treat you posted!

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  19. I just became a subscriber last week via FB and e-mail (do those count?). I even have an email folder just for Chicken Chick stuff I want to read and go back to :-) Lots o great info! And looking forward to trying to pumpkin treats (for my chickens, that is ;-) ). Have a great week!

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  20. TheChickenChick10/22/12, 11:40 AM

    Hi Chrissy! Good luck in the giveaway and I hope your chickens enjoy the pumpkin pie! :)

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  21. Hi, I follow through email and Facebook. I am so grateful to you and your blog for helping me get started as a new chicken keeper. Your research is wonderful.

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  22. Just started following your blog. My girls would love some treats. Thanks for organizing.

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  23. Nancy Roberts10/22/12, 3:59 PM

    Thanks for hosting as always...I enjoy your posts as well! Blessings! Nancy

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  24. I'm following via Google Connect. My chickens would love these treats!
    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  25. Carol Sibbel10/22/12, 5:09 PM

    I'm following you blog via email and LOVE IT! I am excited to make Peeps Pumpkin pie. Thanks for all your ideas and helpful topics. Wondering what the breed of chicken is in your Peeps Pumpkin Pie pictures, the light gray and tan ones.

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  26. Thank you so much for inviting me to linkup! What a God-send that I have now seen your blog. My husband and I were just talking about getting chickens! :-) Hope you have a great day! Many blessings, Lisa http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com

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  27. TheChickenChick10/22/12, 6:18 PM

    Thanks for joining us Clever Chicks, Lisa! Please let me know if you have any questions at all about chicken-keeping. They are a blast!

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  28. I follow by email. :) Happy to see your link up- I'll share one of my 101 ways to use eggs series. :)

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  29. TheChickenChick10/22/12, 10:46 PM

    That is EGGSACTLY what you want to see at day 6, Alex! Wa-hooo! Keep me posted on your hatch!

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  30. TheChickenChick10/22/12, 10:48 PM

    I'll check into it, Lisann, no worries. We'll get it ironed out. Thanks for joining the Clever Chicks and I look forward to reading your post!

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  31. TheChickenChick10/22/12, 10:48 PM

    Of course I remember, Tiffany! Thanks for stopping in and good luck in the giveaway!

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  32. Hi Kathy, Thanks for pointing me in your directionand  I look forward to visiting here more often!  : )

    ~Andrea

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  33. I just stated following your blog love all the chicken info. I Linked up but my computer is being stupid so it didn't post correctly it is #73 I don't know if there is away to fix if not oh well I will just have the odd link up lol

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  34. Mommyiscoocoo Amanda10/23/12, 1:46 PM

    Hi,Thanks for follwoing me! I am following you now too. Did you know you are a no reply commenter. Make sense? If you update your blogger account you'll get many more responses because people will be able to reply to your comments directly. Here is a link to show you how to do it. http://www.mommyiscoocoo.com/2011/11/hey-all-you-coocoo-commenters.htmlLet me know if you need help! Have a great week.Amandawww.mommyiscoocoo.com

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  35. Thanks so much for inviting me to your link party!  I just linked up and am following you right back!

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  36. Thanks for hosting!  Have a great week
    Michelle

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  37. Elizabeth C.10/23/12, 7:53 PM

    I follow you via email! 

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  38. Madelyn Bloom10/23/12, 8:50 PM

    Thanks for the invitation to join your meme... I wish I had room for a few hens...

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  39. I follow you via email and facebook of course! I absolutely love reading your blog. I've gained so much very useful and interesting information.

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  40. I follow your posts on Facebook.  I enjoy them and it helps with my flock.  I know they would love the treats. 
     

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  41. Subscribed through google! Love all the blogs and emails! My girls need a surplus of mealworms for the LONG winter!
    Lexylvt@yahoo.com

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  42. Thanks for hosting the hop!  I'll have to find a post to link up.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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  43. Thanks for hosting this fun hop! Love your blog.
    Happy Thursday!

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  44. Thanks for hosting the link! I'm having fun visiting new blogs also. I love the picture of you and your cute flock. :)

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  45. TheChickenChick10/25/12, 8:22 PM

    Thanks for joining the Clever Chicks, Jillene! I'm looking forward to reading your post!

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  46. Fifi@AboutBloggingTime!10/25/12, 11:47 PM

    Sorry just getting to my emails.   Just linked up and became your newest follower.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

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  47. Thank you for the invite! Just added a few links!  You are always welcome back over at The Purple Pumpkin!

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  48. Fixing for Friday10/26/12, 4:57 PM

    Thank you for inviting me!

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  49. stacey chapralis10/26/12, 7:09 PM

    I follow by email and have learned much from your wonderul site.  My small flock love the various Happy Hens Treats.

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  50. TheChickenChick10/26/12, 8:33 PM

    Thanks Stacey, it's nice to have you with me!

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  51. Thank you for inviting me and lovin' my rustic, shabby glam washstand. I am following your cute blog, now! 

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  52. TheChickenChick10/26/12, 11:28 PM

    Thanks so much for linking up, it's nice to have you with us!

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  53. Hi  Kathy, thanks for the invite to your lovely party, enjoy your weekend :)

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  54. Subscribed and love your blog! You give me so many great ideas for my Spring project list :)

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  55. Thanks so much for inviting me to join the party! :) I've linked up my "Creative lunchbox ideas". Off to have an explore around your blog now. 

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  56. Michelle Sharp10/28/12, 9:44 PM

    Follow on GFC as Michelle S. and subscribe as buckyandtux at gmail dot com

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  57. TheChickenChick10/28/12, 11:57 PM

    Thanks for linking up! Hopefully, my fussy 7 year old will be tempted to try some different foods if they're presented in a fun way! (wish me luck!)

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  58. TheChickenChick10/28/12, 11:58 PM

    Thanks for joining us Cindy!

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  59. TheChickenChick10/28/12, 11:59 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Veronica!!

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  60. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 12:00 AM

    Thank you for joining us!

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  61. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 12:00 AM

    Thanks Michelle, it's nice having you with us!

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  62. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 12:01 AM

    My pleasure, Alexis, thanks for linking up!

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  63. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 12:02 AM

    Thanks Amanda. I was made aware of that recently and when I have two free seconds to change it, I will. I'm sure I'll call on you to help! LOL
    Have a great week!

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  64. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 12:02 AM

    LOL, Connie. No worries. I can fix it. ;)
    Thanks for linking up!

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  65. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 12:03 AM

    Thanks for linking up, Chara! Nice to have you with us!

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