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Even The Poop,Loving Every Minute Of it

November 9, 2019

it’s time to clean out the chicken house
this chicken house needs a major renovation I have been letting it go and
let it go and letting it go and finally I have to clean it so this is just gonna
be a little bit part of a video it’s a happy video to share with you some of
the chores I do on the homestead that doesn’t involve food or jars or cooking so my chicken house is a mess and what I
like to do is I like to put a little bit of cedar shavings in with my regular
shavings it’s just a real mess what happens is if you don’t keep your
chicken house clean your chickens won’t lay in their nesting boxes did you know
that even a chicken likes to have a clean house so this is what happens when
a chicken house is dirty the eggs are all over the place they’re on the floor
and everywhere that is a good sign for you that chickens are not happy in their
house so we have to do a little bit of cleaning in here today and I hope that
you enjoy a little bit about this part of my life it’s something I don’t really
film a whole lot cleaning reminds me a lot of my mother my mother was a hard
worker she was a perfectionist and you know when you get outside and you really
get busy working you can just clear your mind and clear your heart and I can just
visualize that’s what my mom did it was until about in my 40s that I learned
that my mom had some things that she had to work on in her life things that she
kept hidden from me for most of my life and I think about her now and different
the different viewpoints sometimes and how she had to struggle and what was she
thinking as she worked my mother never sat still she was always always working
and sometimes I wonder if that was her downfall in life
she never did sit down she never did take a life easy on herself she worked
hard she worked hard up until she couldn’t work and I often think about it
and often wonder does she work hard to try to forget some of the pain in her
own life and so there’s always the balance between working all the time or
not working at all and these are the things I think about today all right I’m gonna finish cleaning out
this chicken house and I’ll show you what it looks like when we’re finished you know as I brush down all these
cobwebs it reminds me of something when’s the last time that you brushed
down all the cobwebs of your life what are your cobwebs down here pain from
your childhood what did I son you took a broom when’s the last time you took a
broom and you cleared out all of that junk in your life are you like me then
you wait until all get so bad that you have to clean it all out now come on you
know it we let the junk in our life pile up little by little and before we know
we have one big mess get out the broom you get out some elbow grease and clear
it all away that’s what I say and you know what when you clear it all away it
looks brand-new that’s what every day’s like my friends
every day is a brand new day just like this dingy old chicken house just like
this it’s gonna be clean a clean slate and my chickens are gonna be so happy are you taking the mutt get fired your
life are you taking it out and putting new in are you filling your life with
happiness and joy I sure hope you are alright everything’s finished so I get
my shavings from tractor supply that’s the cheapest and I always put a handful
of cedar shavings in their nesting box the cedar shavings help keep rodents
away because rodents do not like the smell of cedar and right away the
chickens love to see when I clean up their house they look they like to look
around they like to see if there’s anything different they can tell
immediately when a chicken house is clean and they love it in an amazing how
the animal world is like us humans they like when things are clean and look how
they’re looking around and everything the rest of the chickens are just going
through all the old shadings and they’re looking to see there’s anything new
there to eat trying to figure out what’s going on chickens are very curious they
want to know what’s up but I can guarantee you they’re happy oh they are
so happy and that’s how we are we’re no different than chickens we’re happy when
we live in an environment that’s safe and clean and we’re also happy when we
take clutter out of our life however that may be may be we all need to learn
a little bit of something from the chickens today I hope this video blessed you like it’s
blessed me and I hope that you enjoyed seeing me out in my chicken house with
my beautiful chickens there’s been many times that I’ve been out here in my
chicken house where I shared happiness with them sadness anger and laughter I
love sitting and watching my chickens they gave me great peace about ten years
ago is when I first acquired chickens I was going through time in my life that
was very stressful I had a lot of anxiety and I had a lot of panic attacks
after I got my first flock of chickens my life really changed and improved
because I was focusing on helping my chickens and feeding them and taking
care of them and they were listening here on times of my life were hard
animals are like that no matter what kind of animal you’re passionate about
whether you love cats or dogs or farm animals like I do animals can bring so
much joy and so much happiness into your life thank you guys so much for watching
and we’ll see you guys tomorrow hey everyone it’s time for Fannie’s
diary and guess what we’re on November the 1st 1943 Danny writes today it’s
raining I attended junior sewing circle at stoners Elizabeth’s buddy Jean was
there and Barbara Whitmer animais were also along all the girls were together
once again if you like videos about chickens
here’s some videos I thought you might enjoy have quite a few of them of my
journey and my adventures with raising chickens


  • Reply Beth Grant-DeRoos November 2, 2019 at 12:54 am

    OMGosh I love the Falling Snow song by Chris Haugen at the 3:20 mark. My coop got cleaned in April and then November, and I have always done the deep bedding method, The coop not only provides for great eggs but awesome fertilizer for the garden. Because we have skunks, opossums, weasels, mountain lions, Bobcats etc. we made sure our coop has what is called construction cloth (fine mesh steel wire) under the floor, and three feet up the outside walls to keep critters from clawing, chewing their way inside the coop. Also dug a trench two feet outside the fencing which we ran the construction cloth along to prevent critters from digging under the fence.

  • Reply CALLIE from Canada November 2, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Please, please, please…wear a mask when cleaning the chicken coop! Wishing only the best for you…

  • Reply A R November 2, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Another great lesson video! Yes, I enjoyed seeing you take loving care of your chickens. Do you give them names? I'd love to know what they are.
    Isn't it funny how God works? Just the other day, He reminded me of a song I 1st learned about 40 years ago. It's called Inventory Time:
    "Well it's inventory time.
    Gotta clean this heart of mine.
    Renew that happy feeling once again.
    Gotta clean those corners out.
    Get rid of fear and doubt.
    Let me put it on the line
    It's inventory time!"
    Have a great evening Sweet Sister and a wonderful day of rest!

  • Reply Tammy Isenblatter November 2, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Hello TESSIE!!!? The chickens sure look HAPPY!! All scraping around in the shavings. It is a GREAT POINT that you made to stop and take a broom to the cobwebs in your life and in your mind!!!
    Looking forward to your next video!!!? Have a blessed evening my friend!!! ?????

  • Reply Victoria Reggio November 2, 2019 at 1:35 am

    What a lovely way to start the month! Thanks so much and God bless!

  • Reply Nonnie3 November 2, 2019 at 1:44 am

    You are so sweet and spot on!! Love seeing you smile ?! It's Betsy had to change my name due to the trolls!

  • Reply Pooka November 2, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Your chickens appear so well-fed and content – love seeing them. The start you sometimes use for your videos of the chickens leaving their house is wonderful – love seeing it. You definitely take the best care of your chickens! Remember to give them some of that bacon fat you saved for the birds, when it is the coldest there. Hugs, Tessie, for being and doing YOU!!

  • Reply Janet Wilton November 2, 2019 at 1:53 am

    It is amazing how your message fits my life right now as tightly as a puzzle piece. I've written before about my childhood and I won't write that here. I have chosen to allow someone back into my life. They were not an abuser, but there were other issues to work through. I had thought that I had brushed the cobwebs out of my life. The appearance of this person, made it abundantly clear that brushing away the cobwebs is not enough. We must also sweep the spiders out of the house too. I had alot of spiders come crawling out of the darkness of memory. It is time to clean this 'house' up the right way.

  • Reply Carol Babb November 2, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Reminds me of cleaning the cat's litter box. She would be right there watching and waiting for me to finish so she could hop in.

  • Reply amber l November 2, 2019 at 1:53 am

    every afternoon i walk down to the chicken run and sit on a stool with my girls for a while. penelope(easter egger) is always the first to jump on my knee and charlotte (blue andalusian) jumps on the other knee. i talk to them and take them a treat.

  • Reply Grampy Campy’s Bearcreek Homestead November 2, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Love ya sis another good video thanks for coming on my live stream today even though I was watching the road most the time!???‍???❄️???????????♥️❤️✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️??✅

  • Reply Aleacia Landon November 2, 2019 at 2:02 am

    This is my favorite video of yours! You gave a message that I needed to hear. Thank you Tessie! Love your chickens! ❤?

  • Reply kittyluver NY November 2, 2019 at 2:05 am

    My mind is just one big poopy chicken coop! lol

  • Reply TNR is the Answer November 2, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Knock down those cobwebs, throw out the chit, and enjoy life! I'm loving it!

  • Reply Theresa Cole November 2, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Thank you Tessie for sharing this.I really needed to hear this.You are such a blessing i am so glad i found your channel.

  • Reply Stacey Northrup November 2, 2019 at 2:14 am

    It makes good fertilizer for organic farmers

  • Reply Vernie Max November 2, 2019 at 2:19 am


  • Reply buckeyedav1 November 2, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Loved the video I wish we could have chickens but we have possums, rats, mice and live in the city I have a friend who has chickens here in the city and I don't know how she's addressed these issues plus I have 4 dogs. Surprisingly my fat little Cheweenie wants the squirrels in one of our tree so badly she will not come in the house runs away from me if I try to pick her up and runs right back to the two trees the squirrels are hanging out in.. don't know what she would do with them if she caught one. Anyways I enjoyed watching yours they are so pretty and very healthy looking. Anna In Ohio.

  • Reply Lois Campbell November 2, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I really enjoyed spending time with you in the hen house. I think I would have used a flat blade shovel to clean the floor though before sweeping and I would caution you to wear a mask or a kerchief over your nose while in there. Your white/tan hens are GORGEOUS! Will they live in there throughout the winter cold? I'll have to watch your other chicken videos. I would LOVE to have some but it's too dang hot here for four months of the summer.

  • Reply Delsa Abbott November 2, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Tessie, I learn from my chickens all the time. I see how they trust and depend on me. I makes me think how I need to trust my heavenly Father.

  • Reply Charlie De la cruz November 2, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Amem animals can bring you comfort take. Care❤

  • Reply Patricia Russell November 2, 2019 at 2:37 am

    My mom was a single working mom.I don't think she had much fun.No getting out in nature.She died 6months after retiring.At 62. I got rid of a huge chunk of junk last alchacolic ,abusive husband!!! And cleaned my house and heart to keep going and raise my girl.(The one that walks down the garden isle in two wks!) I think of love,like last night,while cleaning up cat fur ball throw up.Hazards of long haired cat! I happily bought him new litter and box today.Got to take care of my senior baby! Life is full of poop! But we can wash our hands,and laugh!!!!

  • Reply N D November 2, 2019 at 2:37 am

    It was a pleasure to watch your pretty hens enjoying their fresh and clean home.

    Lately I’ve been cleaning many cobwebs, literally and figuratively, preparing for a move. I’m praying for strength and endurance. Thank you for the timely video and reminder to stay on top of cleaning out the cobwebs.

  • Reply Shauna Armes November 2, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Hi sister Tessie? love seeing you're hens/chickens I'm like that some times I let things pile up then take care of them.. But some times it can't be helped (life can get in the way) Hope you & you're family are doing good? still have sierra on my prayer list?

  • Reply wisconsin Greg November 2, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Hi Tessie how have you been I hope all is well. Great video but I was surprised to see flip flops in the chicken house. LOL
    Take Care my friend!

  • Reply Melanie Evans November 2, 2019 at 2:42 am

    I love your chickens

  • Reply Lady Wytch November 2, 2019 at 2:45 am

    I miss my chickens. Just spending time with them was always peaceful. Except for the time I dumped the litter into the compost bin and set it on fire ?I had the bin next to the coop for insulation and as it did it's thing it got so hot it caught on fire. Fortunately I was outside when it happened, so no harm was done. I put a metal can out for the chicken litter and rabbit manure after that! My therapist told me once when I was bemoaning my cleaning obsession, that it was a coping mechanism. As I cleaned and organized my surroundings, I was cleaning and organizing my mind. She was right! I do it to this day, when I get upset, I clean/organize something!

  • Reply Pople BackyardFarm November 2, 2019 at 2:51 am

    This gave me a chuckle – the title.. but yep, gotta clean out the poop sometimes.

  • Reply Vicki Bevington November 2, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Be cautious you should wear a mask. Chicken feces can cause respiratory problems.

  • Reply Michael Ryan November 2, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Tessie, thanks for sharing , lots of truth in this one , God bless !

  • Reply silvernblack21 November 2, 2019 at 3:23 am

    My goodness, I have literal and metaphorical cobwebs to clean up in my life! The metaphorical ones will take some time, but the literal ones will get vacuumed up tonight 🙂

  • Reply lovedoggos November 2, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Kick, scratch, baaaawwwwkkk, repeat! Good job Tessie.

  • Reply Melisa Palmer November 2, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Tessie those little hens are so cute. I hope you have a great weekend

  • Reply Kelly Mcneely November 2, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Those old shavings would feed your garden really well.

  • Reply Joyce Clark November 2, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Tessie…PLEASE PLEASE wear a mask when cleaning out your chicken coup. My brother-in-law trimmed trees for a living and had to be treated with extensive antibiotics and anti-fungal I.V. therapies from bird droppings several times and also from breathing in the particles from the trees he eventually had to have a double lung transplant. I just want you to be safe. Much love? Prayers for you and yours ? Be blessed always!

  • Reply D. Burgg November 2, 2019 at 4:14 am

    You’re at your best when you are out with the chicks!

  • Reply Owen November 2, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Good Morning Tessie, Brothers, Sisters, and Friends, Well I finally have sunny weather here a little windy and cool:) Wish you all a wonderful weekend full of joy and happiness:) Going to be nice sunny weekend and I'll be out to enjoy:) God bless you Love you all:) Keep smiling:)

  • Reply Sue Brickett November 2, 2019 at 4:21 am

    I wear a mask when I clean my chicken coop, the dust causing an asthma attack for me. I love my chickens, anyway.

  • Reply Lee Kurimoto November 2, 2019 at 4:40 am

    It's funny. I was hoping that you would show more about your chickens. I got my wish! Thank you.

  • Reply Lisa Gialucci November 2, 2019 at 4:41 am

    ? ? ? ? ? They’re so sweet Tessie , you made their house so nice ?

  • Reply A R November 2, 2019 at 4:44 am

    P.S. You were saying how each new day is a fresh start. Like every single morning God gives us new mercies. I like the belief "every day is fresh with no mistakes ". Thank you Sweet Tessie for teaching us a lesson in life!

  • Reply Susan H.3333 November 2, 2019 at 5:48 am

    Hey girl.. POOP HAPPENS.? You even make this fun. Can you imagine if this world actually for a moment… Lived a simple life? Live the life like it used to be? In the good old days.. and put family and God and Tradition first? All the bickering, squabbling, hatred and views would be very different. Thank you for making your YouTube videos DOWN TO EARTH!!!?
    Best part was the correlation you made… Are you cleaning out your life and making it full of joy? Amen girl!

  • Reply Kathleen Carragher November 2, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I have 5 hens- one old biddy, and 4 new ones this Spring. I get much pleasure in watching them, and tending to their needs, too. Have a blessed weekend!

  • Reply Lolo Lotto November 2, 2019 at 7:09 am


  • Reply Meg Peg November 2, 2019 at 7:21 am

    I keep so many chooks of different breeds. Not for meat or eggs. (I'd die of starvation if that were the case). Just for the love they return. Did you know a chook will die of thirst rather than drink dirty or contaminated water. They really are smart creatures.

  • Reply Bernadette Manning November 2, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Aren't the nesting boxes supposed to be higher up on the wall and aren't there supposed to be perches just wondering because we are going to get chickens soon on our new homestead

  • Reply Flower Child November 2, 2019 at 8:14 am

    "The poop"! ? Hahaha love the title, just one of those thing's in life we have to take care of. ….My first thought is my cat Calley's litter box which I'll need to clean soon , one of those jobs i wish she could do Lolo Good to see the chickens they are looking so healthy and happy, give Betty Jo ? a big hug from me ?

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  • Reply LORIE DIORIO November 2, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I need to get my coops cleaned before it gets too cold and also winterize duck house . I put the poop and shavings in the garden this time of year. Blessings ? ❣️

  • Reply Nick Allen November 2, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Do you laugh at YouTube channels with your chickens ???.
    Love the video Tessie. Have a good weekend.

  • Reply Angelia Lanier November 2, 2019 at 9:59 am

    This reminds me of the parable of the 10 virgins. They woke up and first trimmed their wicks. Getting rid of the old also has a spiritual side to it. If we trim our wicks, get rid of the old, then our lamps can burn bright… With oil of course. Cleaning makes our hearts and spirits happy.

  • Reply Polonia Rosa Carrasquillo November 2, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Good Morning my Dear Sister, Brothers and Friends ? ? ?
    Happy Saturday ? Hope everyone been doing well ? ? ?
    Have a great and blessing day and weekend ? God bless you all ? ? ? I Love you ❤?❤
    "Remember too Pray for One Another " ? ? ?

  • Reply Mary Jenkins November 2, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Chickens are curious like my cats. I love animals.

  • Reply Polonia Rosa Carrasquillo November 2, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Good Morning my Dear Sister Tessie ? ? ?
    Happy Saturday ? ??
    Hope you and Kenny are doing well ? ? ?
    Happy, ? too see the chickens ? ? ? ? ? ? again ???
    I like your beautiful, amazing message you incorporate to minister to us today; we all have cow webs in our life ?
    Sad the in reality we need to forgive our self first and foremost forgive others, God is our strength and our strong will to be
    Love one another ? ? ?
    Have a great day my Sister Tessie ? Love does chickens ? ? ? ? ? ?, question, are there only 5 chickens now?
    Have a great and blessing day you and Kenny ? God bless you ? I Love you my Dear Sister Tessie ?

  • Reply ellen fisher November 2, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Oh, but all that poop & shavings are GREAT on the garden. My sister asked me just yesterday, "Do you ever just set down & rest for 5 minutes ?" I was in the middle of canning chicken breasts I bought for 99 cents a pound . I also bought Boston Pork Butts for 99 cents a pound . I will be checking to see if you have a video for canning BBQ, Pulled Pork. I also got enough really nice mushrooms – enough for 7 dehydrator trays for under $3 . Yep, there are times when you just have to set your mind to get rid of the 'Poop' in your life ! By the way ~ The 3 baby ducks that one of our chickens hatched out are doing great ! It is so funny to watch her . At night she gets up on the roost & fusses & fusses for them to get up on the roost with her ! She tries so hard to teach them how to be a chicken ! They just look @ her like, "You want us to do what ? ! "

  • Reply Kathleen Charniak November 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Tessie, you are helping me so much. Accept what is. Enjoy life everyday. I have a cat litter box to clean every day. Happy to do it as my Poppy brings me joy.?

  • Reply Nicole K. November 2, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Nice message! Have a nice weekend:) It is nice to hear the diary again. I love your intro by the way.

  • Reply Owen November 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Tessie thank you for sharing this I am at that point now to clean out the cobwebs and a few spiders too. I enjoy watching you care for your chickens and enjoy watching your chickens:) Sitting here with coffee I feel like I am right there with you:) I enjoy sitting out in my back yard watching the cats play and the birds flitting about chirping away it's a peaceful calming place for me:) Love you:)

  • Reply Lynn Wilson November 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I love your chickens… We used to have eight chickens and overtime that either past or someone else decided to have them for dinner such as a hawk or a fox. It was enjoyable watching your chickens and reminded me so much of ours.

  • Reply Kimberly Holt November 2, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    My mom always had a problem with trying to control our lives. She worked to hard to find ways to do that. Bless her heart now she is in a nursing home. I feel bad for her. She has always had nerve problems and one day she ask me why she was always nervous. I told her she spent too much time trying to control me and my brother and not enough time enjoying her life. She agreed! Bless her.

  • Reply Amy Dickinson November 2, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Great insight Tessie ❤

  • Reply Katie Trapnell November 2, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    We dont have hens yet but have four rabbits in hutches outside and even tho the kids were supposed to help mama does most work haha. I dont mind. I check them like their my babies..several times a day. 🙂

  • Reply Katie Trapnell November 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Id love an updated vlog o. How tessie,feeds her chickens for free. 🙂

  • Reply Carolyn2 bfree November 2, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Nice video. Happy chickens. My chickens give more eggs than I could use. I donate them to children You reallly make good videos.

  • Reply Kimberly Clark November 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    What beautiful chickens! I live in Ohio, and have wondered how chicken would fare with our cold winters. Your winters are much like mine, so how do you keep your chickens warm? Great message today as well. Thank you Tessie!

  • Reply Connie Lipp November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Good Morning Sweet and Clever Tessie, Excellent teaching! AND enjoyed seeing and hearing "the girls".. Thank you…Love to you…

  • Reply Erics Granny November 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    My aunt had chickens, and we dearly loved gathering eggs and feeding them! Happy memories! I'm over 70 now. Love to see you on the homestead. Prayers and hugs

  • Reply Deb Brigham November 2, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Good morning Tessie.  I love those chickens!  And a great message to go with it!!  God Bless and keep you safe.

  • Reply Jayne Detweiler November 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Your hens are really sweet! The coop looks nice and cozy! Your run is nice and big! I love my hens too. Never thought they would be so loving!?

  • Reply Janine Gober November 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Tessie, I loved your chicken video! Being a farm girl as a kid it brought back lots of great memories. It also gave me a lot of food for thought! Have a blessed day and know that you are so appreciated!

  • Reply Becky Benson-Bailey November 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I've been cleaning n sorting in my personal space at home. Feels so good to purge. Your words while I'm doing this are perfectly timed. God knows!

  • Reply IndiAcres 1776 November 2, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Never get tired of chickens ?????

  • Reply Yvonne Shaub November 2, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Greetings Tessie..sorry I'm late watching are so lucky to have have you know I've been begging the hubby but it's still a no-go ??.. Sunday is a day of rest and hubby is the same way.. he's workaholic..I think it calms his nerves to always be doing something.. hopefully your girls will be happy with their clean coop??.. blessings to you and your family ? ? ? ?

  • Reply Rick Ballard November 2, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing young lady. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Reply Mother in the Wild November 2, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I hate chicken poop…You can have ours…lol!

  • Reply Nancy Uren November 2, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    What a wonderful story!!!!!! Just enjoyed your video, the chickens, the colored leaves & your message. Stay blessed my Sister, you are a blessing to many++++ XOXOOX

  • Reply TennesseeGirl November 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Such a powerful thoughtful video Sis, thank you for sharing today, it made me think. I love my chickens they have brought me true joy watching them, when I get deep in thought of trials I've endured in my life, I seem to find peace there among them. Love and blessings

  • Reply L. J. November 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I have such allergies, that I would have to wear a mask to sweep out the chicken house. LOL..I know the chickens are happy that you take such good care of them. And those eggs looked beautiful!

  • Reply COOL 2d TOUCH November 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Homestead Tessie

  • Reply norma Trewhella November 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Putting a light bulb in the pen will help keep them warm during the winter. They sure liked the clean pen. So sweet.

  • Reply Margo November 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Nice message Tessie.

  • Reply Lolarose November 2, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Thankyou Tessie! Enjoyed your video.❤️

  • Reply Simple Sweet Soul November 2, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    You are so funny. I started a youtube channel with your inspiration. I talk in my last video about the lost art of writing letters
    If any of your viewers would like to receive a card… send them over. Thank you!!!

  • Reply Muy Loco November 3, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Isn't the chickens supposed to roost use on a pole? Also why not build a table to put the chicken sleepers up on?

  • Reply Sandra Nevins November 3, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I love the chickens, ever watching …. yup, just right. Yes all animals are clean. My dog will drag her blankets out of her bed, if they smell. Goes and gets throw off couch, replaced in her bed. She's picky about which veggies she will eat.

  • Reply carole d November 3, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Why did the chicken ? cross the road ? To get to Tessie’s house ? lol. Couldn’t help myself. Love ya God bless you n your family. Thanks for video. The older I get the more I clean out those cobwebs !!

  • Reply Puerto Rican Prepper November 3, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Good work!

  • Reply Tamara Knutson November 3, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Thanks, Tessie! It's nice to have a little visit with you most days!

  • Reply Felica Goodland November 3, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I love my chickens! Your girls look happy and healthy 🙂 I put mealworms under some of the shavings in their pen yard and they immediately always go to digging for them LOL

  • Reply Gail's Garden Herbs & More November 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    We just cleaned out our chicken coop and put wood chips down…same thing I use on my garden.

  • Reply Richard Schmidt November 3, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Hey Tessie, this is what I do OFTEN…have 23 girls! Great to see you cleaned it up…awesome! I know how things can get away from you! 🙂 Dawn @ Rich & Dawn in MN 🙂

  • Reply Richard Schmidt November 3, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I have to say, this video may be my FAVORITE! (of course, I LOVE my chickies! 🙂 Dawn @ Rich & Dawn in MN 🙂

  • Reply Grace Chilcoat November 4, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Lovely Rhode Island Red hens and buffs too, I'm not sure what kind they are.

  • Reply Grace Chilcoat November 4, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Chicken poo is great for your gardens.

  • Reply Deborah Cook November 4, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Yeah …we all like getting out the poop in life ;)???

  • Reply Judy Collins November 5, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Chelsea if you don't mind me asking where do you live? And how did the chickens do in the winter time in the cold weather?

  • Reply Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm November 5, 2019 at 4:55 am

    I do this in the winter time unfortunately, LOL. BUT….I learned the old crap when throwing it out is excellent fertilizer for the garden so what I’ve been doing is putting it in the garden in the winter and putting it in the compost in the summer. Win-Win. I have to wear a mask because I am allergic to my own chickens because of the feathers and I’m not going to let that stop me from loving on my chickens when they put themselves up for the night because that’s the only time I get to cuddle with them. They want nothing to do with me til then, LOL. I’m going to do that tomorrow and moving the nest boxes over so they stop pooping on it. And building some new fresh roosts for them as they for some weird reason must be up on HIGH at night. They have plenty of HIGH places to roost but they refuse to use some of them so maybe I need to reorganize things. This year would be my third flock. I have one left from the original flock, and 8 from the second and I still have all 21 from the third. My fourth will be at least 20 more before I have to call it quits because I think that’s a lot even for me. Interesting how you use that for life lessons. I like that. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply RobynA316 November 5, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    ? I love your chickens! We’re the dark ones the babies all grown up? Have a good night Tessie!.. Ra

  • Reply bee walsh November 5, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing that. It seems like a big job. May I ask how often you do it?

  • Reply S L November 6, 2019 at 4:52 am

    My kitties love clean litter pans. And they bring my family and I so much joy. I love this video. Love seeing you with your chickens.?

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