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What would you do with 100 euros?

On 22 October 2014, the European Parliament will be voting on the EU’s 2015 budget. This can be expected to make a shocking contribution to animal suffering across Europe: historically, 40% of the EU’s total budget (55 billion euros – or 100 euros per citizen – per year) has served to prop up industrial farming via subsidies awarded under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). 888 more words

Farm Animal Welfare

First Egg

Great news!  The pullets that hatched May 7 are starting to lay eggs!  I’ve been supplementing their light in the morning for about at week now, so they get 13 hours of light to encourage them to lay.   257 more words


The New Cordero Family Flock

Over the last year and a half, our flock has changed due to old age, sickness, and the addition of new chicks. So today, I’d like to introduce you to our current flock of chickens. 425 more words

Cordero Captions

Farm Meanderings- Early Autumn

I Love the changes that come with each season.  Come join me for on an early Autumn walk about the farm.

rose hip

Fall garden clean-up crew… 155 more words

Farm Life

Darth Vader Invades!

The Dark Side is starting to take over our hen yard with the addition of Darth Vader, a year old rooster, from a family in the community. 84 more words

Farm News

Feeding the Chickens

I train all my chickens to come when I call them.  A loud clucking sound like the noise chickens make to tell each other there is something tasty to eat, combined with a high-pitched call of ‘chicken, chicken,’ tells the young birds it’s time to get their scratch grains.   303 more words

Nearly hatch time (?)

It’s getting exciting!  The red hen is almost due.  We did a night mission to candle her eggs, as per the chicken bible. We were later than the midpoint he describes, but what we found: two eggs that look exactly like a normal egg (were they unfertilized?).   510 more words