Welcome! Our names are Anna and Alexa and we are twin sisters from the wonderful state of Michigan! We started The Pioneer Chicks in 2015 as a way to share our knowledge, life experiences, and passions.
The goal of our blog is focused mostly on providing knowledge on raising chickens naturally and sharing healthy recipes for people with diet restrictions. We believe in keeping our food nutritious and healthy and in providing the best care for our animals, naturally.
We grew up loving animals and have always had a variety of ‘pets’. After enrolling in a 4-H club and beginning our first 4-H poultry project in 2013 , we have now fallen in love with our feathered friends. Every year since then we have raised some form of poultry, mostly chickens, but we did try ducks one year. Both of us show and exhibit our chickens at the local county fair. Along with showing our birds, we also strive to keep them as healthy and happy as possible using natural remedies and preventions. Starting in 2017 we are now branching out into breeding rare chicken breeds and creating ‘designer’ breeds. We hope to grow this hobby into a business and continue to share our knowledge and experience with others.
Both of us were diagnosed with asthma and have struggled with various food allergies every since we were young. Since then, we have gone on an anti-inflammatory diet to improve our health. Changing our diet was very hard at first but our mom really encouraged and inspired us to find healthier alternatives that taste just as good. We now live without inhalers and medications and feel great! Both us love working in the kitchen, trying new recipes or creating our own! Now we have a way of sharing some of our delicious, healthy recipes to encourage you in living a healthier lifestyle!
Crafting and sewing are favorite hobbies of ours and we love participating in a yearly craft show. We also have an Instagram shop which can be found by searching ‘pioneerchickscrafts’ on Instagram. Another favorite hobby of ours is photography. Over the past few years we have both really improved in our photography skills and we hope that you enjoy seeing our pictures as much as we enjoy taking them! We also really enjoy being outside and traveling with our family. We love exploring and seeing God’s creation!
Hi there, thanks for visiting our blog! My twin sister and I share the fun responsibility for posting on this blog. Some (cool) things about me include; I participate in 4-H and enjoy raising my backyard flock of chickens. My favorite chicken breed is the Salmon Faverolle and I have always wanted a Brahma rooster. 🙂 I am also a member of the EAA and a student pilot. One of my favorite hobbies is taking pictures with our Nikon D-200 camera. I enjoy putting my love for God’s Word into beautiful images that I can use for future reference. For fun and recreation I enjoy baking (and eating), reading The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings (big fan of both), running (it really is fun), and hanging out with my friends.
Thanks for stopping by our blog! I love running this blog with my sister and enjoy posting informative posts on things I care about. My passion is in caring for my flock of chickens and showing them in the local fair through 4-H. I use flowers, herbs, essential oils, and other natural remedies to better my health and the health of my flock. One of my goals is to turn breeding rare poultry breeds into a profitable business. A few hobbies I enjoy include traveling with my family, baking, cooking, birding, needle felting, and photography. My favorite things to photograph are food, animals, and my collection of Schleich model animals. A few of my favorite things to bake include pies and cookies. I love outdoorsy activities including, camping, horseback riding, campfires, hunting, fishing, and swimming.