Mar 4, 2013

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #24 and THREE Giveaways!


This Week's Featured Blogs
Featured bloggers, you're welcome to grab the Clever Chicks Featured button. 

Dig these Shabby Prairie Chic Closet Barn doors from Heaven's Walk. I'm in love!

I don't usually get choked up very easily, but Our Life in a Click caught me off guard. The photo of  Heather's college-age daughter as a toddler at the end of the Birthday in a Box post struck a chord with me.  Such a thoughtful idea for a loved one far from home.
 

Brenda at The Blonde Gardener shared a sneak peek at works-in-progress around her property, one of which is her chicken coop/shed, which looks fantastic as it awaits the planting of a living roof!

Apparently this recipe for Guinness Candied Bacon is all over the internet, but I've never heard of it, so it's new to me, thanks Jo and Sue!  St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner but any excuse will do to try this!

Clearwater Farm Journal's photos of her snowy sheep are something Ewe have to see to believe. (sorry, had to be said. LOL!) How adorable is that?!


About Featured Blogs
My favorite posts and/or the most clicked posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! I will also pin them to my “Clever Chicks” Pinterest board. The featured bloggers are invited to brag about how clever they are by posting the Clever Chicks "Featured” button on their blogs!

The Chicken Chick


Clever Chicks Blog Hop #24
You’re invited to LINK UP!
Despite the title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
GRAB MY BLOG HOP BUTTON!
The Chicken Chick
How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, 
stories about your families, chickens, farm animals or other pets! 
** No linky parties, giveaways or items for sale please. **

Please 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!

If you have trouble linking up, please email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you- Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com



The winner of last week's giveaway, sponsored by Happy Hen Treats is: Katie/Katherine's Corner! and
The winner of  the rustic chicken wire salt & pepper shaker holder is Jeanne Luddeni!

178 comments :

  1. winnie rottem3/4/13, 3:36 AM

    Thank you Kathy for another party :)

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  2. Clint Baker3/4/13, 4:27 AM

    Good Monday Morning to ya!

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  3. Kathy,
    Thank you for the party! I absolutely love you features!!! Have a great week. And don't forget to stop by Tuesday Trivia and link up @ http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  4. Thanks as always for all your hard work hosting - Alice x

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  5. Debbie Barna3/4/13, 6:13 AM

    Thanks so very much for hosting!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. Marci Vaughn3/4/13, 6:37 AM

    Good morning!  Thank you for hosting this fun party!  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  7. Christy Our Southern Home3/4/13, 6:52 AM

    Thanks so much for hosting!!!!!

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  8. karen stir3/4/13, 6:57 AM

    I always look forward to your Clever Girls blog hop.  I always find such inspiration and the giveways are great too! :o)   I'd love to win the Chicken and the Dog book.  Being known as grandma chicken to my grandkids, they would love this!
    Thanks for some great ideas and a great giveaway!

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  9. I'd LOVE to try that candied bacon!!! Great features~

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  10. JoAnn Hutcheson3/4/13, 7:23 AM

    Hi! I'd love to be entered in all 3 giveaways! You picked some great features. Happy Monday to you and yours ;-)

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  11. Brenda Platt3/4/13, 7:27 AM

    Thanks for the party! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  12. Thanks for hosting. I've linked French comfort food - Beef Bourguignon. Hope you have a lovely week.
    Sam

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  13. Kathy Moody3/4/13, 8:00 AM

    Thank you so much for hosting!  Have  a great week. :)

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  14. Jo and Sue3/4/13, 8:02 AM

    Thank you for featuring our Candied Bacon :) Have a fantastic week!   - Jo and Sue

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  15. Crystal Donnelly3/4/13, 8:16 AM

    Thanks for hosting!  ;-)

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  16. Angi Schneider3/4/13, 8:20 AM

    Thanks for host!

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  17. Sara Blevins3/4/13, 8:31 AM

    You look amazing as always! Thank you for hosting friend!

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  18. Cathy Trochelman3/4/13, 8:38 AM

    Thanks for hosting, Kathy!

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  19. Great posts! Thanks for hosting :)

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  20. Laura Kuhlmann3/4/13, 8:47 AM

    Thank you Kathy, for always hosting such a fun link party! Always so much inspiration here!

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  21. Thank you sew much for hosting this blog hop!  I LOVE the sheep pictures!

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  22. Would love to win the laundry soap! 
    I liked you on Facebook :)

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  23. As always, thank you for hosting!  I love catching up with the talent and inspiring ideas out there!  

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  24. Thanks so much for hosting!  I do so love this linkup.  So much to learn!

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  25. cindyskitchen3/4/13, 9:46 AM

    Hi  Kathy, thanks for hosting :)

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  26. I would love to win one of the giveaways! My children would enjoy the book, my hens would enjoy the feed and I would enjoy the laundry soap! ;-) I have also aready liked Chicken Chick on FaceBook.

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  27. Becca Acker3/4/13, 10:30 AM

    Thanks for hosting this party each week!

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  28. Tiffany- DontWastetheCrumbs3/4/13, 10:51 AM

    Thank you for hosting!  This week I'm sharing two posts - how to find quality cooking fat (palm oil, peanut oil, lard and tallow) and a how-to guide on rendering your own lard or tallow!
     

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  29. Hi, please enter my name in the giveaways!
    Thanks,
    Sunshine.

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  30. I would love to win the chicken and dog book for our grandchildren.  The dog looks just like our Lab :-)

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  31. I would love to give the chicken and dog book to our grandchildren.  We have a lab that looks just like the dog on the book.

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  32. Love your blog and all of your helpful hints and ideas.

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  33. I would love to win the bag of feed :)

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  34. I'd love to win the laundry soap! What a great giveaway. 

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  35. Crystelle Boutique3/4/13, 11:55 AM

    Thank you so much for this fab party1  I always look forward to stopping by...  :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  36. I would LOVE to win something for your giveaway!  Also thanks for doing these blog hops, I love having the chance to read blogs I wouldn't have found otherwise and I've met so many nice people because of it!

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  37. Thanks so much for hosting each week and for sponsoring such wonderful giveaways!  Hope you have a great week!  Many blessings, Lisa

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  38. Erin Thompson3/4/13, 12:14 PM

    Count me in!

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  39. See? You do have awesome giveaways!  Enter me, please.

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  40. Love your blogs and the blog hop! I would really be happy to try the laundry soap :) Tell Rachel HI!
    Pam
    violetacres@frontiernet.net

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  41. I love you on FB ~ and I try to have coffee with you each morning over your blog :) Thanks for all the info you pass along to the rest of us!

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  42. Karen Bates3/4/13, 12:58 PM

    Good morning!  Thanks for sharing more giveaways...aren't you sweet!  I already follow you on facebook.

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  43. Joann O'Leary3/4/13, 1:08 PM

    I would love to win free chicken food!

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  44. I would love to win the feed or other items. My daughter and I make our laundry soap so i know how good it is! Thanks and love your blog!
    Robin
    dasch11@yahoo.com

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  45. Would love to win any of these, especially the feed, I have babies due next week. Love your blog, always so many interesting things to learn!

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  46. nice pic's, enjoy looking

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  47. Love the Blog Hop! Thanks for giving us a peak at other great blogs.

    Rachael Holmes

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  48. There aren't any comments, makes me think this isn't the place to enter the give-away since this week's prizes are great!

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  49. Great contest, I would like to win any of these prizes! thanks for the blog hop!

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  50. Andi Winslow3/4/13, 2:03 PM

    Thank you for the party.  I am sharing Pizza in the Pot.  Quick and easy meal that is tasty........have a great week     andi    thewednesdaybaker

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  51. Patrica Dowell3/4/13, 2:04 PM

    Thanks for hosting once again so much useful and fun information.

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  52. Hi Kathy. Thanks for the invite. Glad to be here.

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  53. Cassidy Bradshaw3/4/13, 3:14 PM

    Thanks for hosting again.  Sorry I've missed out the last few weeks.  
    cass-eats.blogspot.com

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  54. Wow! That is quite an
     eclectic assortment!

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  55. I love all your giveaways! Would love to win any of these 3!!!

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  56. I'd be sooo eggcited to win one of your giveaways, Chicken Chick!

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  57. thanks for the chance at your giveaway!   Love the blog hop each week

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  58. thanks for the chance at your giveaway!  Love the blog hop

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  59. Laurie Shoemaker3/4/13, 8:09 PM

    Oh Kathy!  Thank you so much for including my closet prairie barn doors in your features this week!  You are so sweet!!!  ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  60. Love your blog and would love to win!

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  61. Thank you for your wonderful advice and wonderful pictures.

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  62. TheChickenChick3/4/13, 8:36 PM

    Thank YOU for sharing them, Laurie!

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  63. thank you so much!!

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  64. Lots of wonderful blogs to look at.

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  65. Great links, once again! Thanks! S:>O=

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  66. Your blog is so great! Thank you for all the great info!

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  67. Romi Schlem3/4/13, 11:40 PM

    Three wonderful prizes, thank you!

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  68. Great giveaway!  Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  69. Love your bog and FB page.!  Would love to be the winner!

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  70. Would love to be entered for  feed contest!

    Thank you for all your hard work finding all these contests as well as doing your blog!!

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  71. I have to say, that candied bacon sure sounds yummy. Love your blog. Please enter me in the giveaways, thanks

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  72. Joyce Olson3/5/13, 9:16 AM

    Thank you for hosting!

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  73. whispersinink3/5/13, 10:34 AM

    Kathy, thank you for all your knowledge and willingness to share it with us new chicken folk!!

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  74. I love following you on FB and your emails....I'm really becoming reliant on your hop, everyone has such great ideas. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us. 

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  75. I love seeing all the contest but the chicken houses in progress are awesome. ANd like learning more about homemade laundry  products.

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  76. Love all your pics, advice, and having someone to ask for all those chicken issues.!

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  77. I love your facebook page and blog.   I would love to win some Nutrena feed.  I switched over to Nutrena recently and feel so much better about the quality.  Thanks for all your helpful articles and drawings!

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  78. I love your give-a-ways.  Thank you!

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  79. Thanks for introducing new pages & blogs

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  80. martyhenken3/5/13, 11:16 AM

    I love this.  Please pick me.

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  81. martyhenken3/5/13, 11:16 AM

    I love this.  Please pick me.
    chenken@bellsouth.net

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  82. Margaret Mulhall3/5/13, 11:20 AM

    Thanks for the chance to win....I would love to!

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  83. WOW ! you have alot of neat stuff on here, more is good, lots of info :)

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  84. This is such a GREAT site!!!!!!!!!!!

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  85. Found your blog the other day and I'm loving it!  Thank you for sharing your chicken experiences. lisa.samples @ gmail.com

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  86. Love your page!  It has taught me so much in my inagural year of raising chickens.  :-)

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  87. thanks for the giveaways you always post .love it.

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  88. thanks for the giveaways.love it.

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  89. Alberta Byers3/5/13, 11:31 AM

    Love this blog. there is so much to look at and learn. I look forward to it everyday. Great job

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  90. KatieandKevin Sears3/5/13, 11:34 AM

    We'd love to win. Thank you for teaching us so much about chickens. :)

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  91. Thanks for all your help, would love to win a contest!

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  92. I've resorted to your website yet again with a troubled chicken.  And again, you steered me right.  Thanks!!

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  93. Thanks for the giveaway!I love everything about your blog.

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  94. I love your blog! Thank you for the chance to win! I'd love to try the laundry soap!

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  95. Just love the coop, told hubby I want one too :-)

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  96. We just got our first chicks & we have a toddler, so the book or feed would be great!

    dan.and.krista.rhodes @ gmail.com

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  97. Thank you! I'm still trying to figure out my blog.  I'm so not techie! And thank you for the giveaways! Awesome!

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  98. I'm very new to the world of raising chickens (first chicks to arrive in a few weeks!), and am loving your website and facebook posts! Thanks!

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  99. kellypepperk3/5/13, 12:26 PM

    you always have such great giveaways!  thanks for all the great info, too!

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  100. Lynette Mattke3/5/13, 12:26 PM

    Your blog and your giveaways are the best. THanks for the chance to win great chicken things!

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  101. Always so many great new blogs to discover and great ideas to try out here!  Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Thank you for a chance to win and for all the give sways you host!

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  103. Thank you for all your daily posts!! I look forward to them every day!!!

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  104. Would love to win but really: I'm never gonna catch up on all the great blogshares!
     

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  105. Michele Alfieri3/5/13, 1:17 PM

    Great Blog.  New follower!  Also rais backyard chickens.

    follow our story here:

    http://www.woodlotfarms.com/

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  106. The dog and chicken book looks really cute!

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  107. Molly Plunkett3/5/13, 1:54 PM

    What an adorable book!  Another great giveaway :)
    and I definitely will try that candied bacon sometime. 

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    1. cindy bowman3/5/13, 2:05 PM

      Enjoy your page. Love to win

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  108. Sandra Morris3/5/13, 2:24 PM

    Thank you for sharing our "Snowy Ewes"
    I really enjoy the Blog Hop!

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  109. Thank you for everything!

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  110. Jackie Johnson3/5/13, 2:31 PM

    Sure could use that bag of feed! Thanks for the opportunities you give to all of us!!!

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  111. hugo martinez3/5/13, 2:54 PM

    I love your blog  i would love to win  

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  112. Love your blog some very interesting ideas. would love to win something.

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  113. Thanks for the chance to win!  

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  114. Eggcellentlife43/5/13, 3:39 PM

    Hoping to win! Love your blog. I came looking for chicken advice, stay for the great advice and as a bonus am inspired to write. Thanks. :)

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  115. Entering to win Nutrena Chicken Feed, The Chicken and the Dog Book, and Cotton Britches Laundry Soap.  Faithy64@aol.com

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  116. More great blogs and contests!  Guiness candied bacon coming to my breakfast table soon!  I am Irish, after all!  :-)

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  117. I love everything you've posted! Learn something new every day. :)

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  118. Sarah Eller3/5/13, 5:04 PM

    Thanks for another oppertunity to enter <3 !

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  119. Love your Facebook and blog! Came by to reread on Americaunas, and introducing new chicks, and find a great contest! Love it

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  120. I love the closet barn doors!  They are such a cute idea!

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  121. I love the closet doors!  They are such a cute idea!

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  122. Love the chicken coop. Also love your many tips. Hope to win a bag of feed!

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  123. I could use any of the items!!!!!
     

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  124. I appreciate your blog so much!  Thanks for the chance to win, too!

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  125. Love your blog.  I'm a fan on FB

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  126. Homemade laundry detergent just keeps popping up lately - I really need to give it a try

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  127. Thanks for the chance to win! You guys have awesome ideas and just love it :) esp the sand to keep the eggs clean ^_^

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  128. There's always so much good stuff on your blog.  Love the closet barn doors and the bacon!

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  129. Great giveaway. I could use the feed. My little 'Dixie chicks' are eating their fair share of feed!  Great pics!!

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  130. You the gal! Love all your posts and advice and photos....
     

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  131. I love all the advice you give. It has really helped me!! Your giveaways are just bonus!!

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  132. Loving your page, keep up the good work!!

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  133. loving you website, please keep up the good work about chickens.

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  134. Megan Brown3/7/13, 8:01 AM

    Love reading all the advice featured on your blog. I hope I win!

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  135. I would love to win. I look forward to seeing you on facebook every day!

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  136. Thanks for the great giveaway!  Follow on FB!

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  137. Nina Bille3/8/13, 1:57 AM

    Hi Kathy,
    I'm joining for the first time your Clever Chicks Blog Hop, and I've seen a buch of lovely post I'll visit (a tote bag DIY, a chicken enchilda ...) Thank you for arranging these blog hops - I'll join again next week - the blog hops nourish the blogging community,
    Nina

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  138. would love the children's book for my kids!! :)

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  139. Would love the children's book for my kids!! :)

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  140. ElleMental3/8/13, 5:24 PM

    Thank you for the invitation Kathy! I have posted one of my blog entries that I thought fit the theme of you blog Hop. I hope that it is Ok that it is one of my older posts... I also posted the one on Referrer Spam ,since I think everyone should hear about that! Take care! Elle

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  141. TheChickenChick3/8/13, 7:21 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Elle! I look forward to reading your posts. The age of the post doesn't matter to those of us who haven't seen it before! ;)

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  142. TheChickenChick3/8/13, 7:25 PM

    Thank you for joining the party, Nina! It's nice to have you here!

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  143. Thanks for the invite, I will list my recent post on the Comet quilt process. I have quite a few quilty tuts to choose from.

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  144. Thank you for the invitation to the blog hop. I 'm following you on Facebook.

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  145. Love the blog and giveaways!

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  146. Erin Nicole Nelson3/9/13, 6:07 PM

    I would love to figure out how to link into the blog hop!  In the meantime, I am so excited to learn more about the homemade laundry soap!

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  147. I've been following you on fb for some time noe. Simply love your ideas shared and Rachel, of course. Thanks for the awesome giveaways too.

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  148. mbolism red3/9/13, 6:11 PM

    Already like on Facebook! What a great giveaway! I always need food. with my new hatchlings, my flock is growing FAST! LOL :) 

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  149. meschaible3/9/13, 6:12 PM

    Wow you havesome great prizes! Love the birthday in a box to send to someone!

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  150. I always look forward to seeing your blog email updates. You've helped me keep my sanity and learn as I go with my great chicken caper. And I really love all the great recipes and ideas you provide. This city girl transplanted into rural cow country would be lost without you.

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  151. great stuff!!!  Love that birthday in a box idea!  My granddaughter would love something like that since I don't get to see her much!

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  152. I Love you giveaways almost as much as the neat ideas and information!

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  153. Congrats to the winners of last week!  Thanks again for the opportunity this week!

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  154. Oh fun fun fun!!! This is my first time entering. I just started raising chickens. WOW, how fun is this!!!!!!!!

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  155. I love your blog! Just wish I was allowed to keep chickens here. Still, I know folks who do, and I'm saving the best tips, etc. for when I can. 

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  156. Koryn Dimock3/9/13, 10:07 PM

    Oh my gosh....must go buy Guinness beer now for the bacon.......

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  157. Just found your sight through Pintrest to FB. Hoping to learn much about caring for our backyard chickens.

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  158. Brian Fromm3/10/13, 1:19 AM

    What an awesome blog! We got our first chicks 3 weeks ago and have been reading everything we can to prepare ourselves for this new adventure. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and knowledge with us. I look forward to following you from now on!

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  159. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:51 AM

    Thanks so much Brian. Congratulations on your new pets!! Please feel free to join me on Facebook and let me know if you have any questions at all!

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  160. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:52 AM

    Hi Rhoda! Thanks so much for joining me!

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  161. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:52 AM

    Right?!! Killer recipe!

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  162. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:52 AM

    Thank you Kathleen!

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  163. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:53 AM

    Thanks Tina and good luck!

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  164. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:53 AM

    That's very kind of you, Martha. I'm so happy to know that I could help. ♥

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  165. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:55 AM

    Thanks so much for joining me!

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  166. TheChickenChick3/12/13, 12:56 AM

    Thank you for linking up!

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  167. I am enjoying your web page, FB, and of course "Community Chickens" and so anxious to share with all the members of my poultry club "Black Hills Poultry Society"!

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