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Too Chicken Or Not to Chicken

These chickens do not belong to me.  I took this picture a couple of years ago.  It reminds me that I still would like to have some chickens.  51 more words

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High Summer on the Farm

July is a voraciously busy month on the farm.  It is a month where you are straddling multiple seasons- in the throes of Summer, prepping for Fall and planning for Winter.  220 more words

Itty bitty bantam eggs

Big news of the day:  Whattt?  A bantam egg?!  On their 51st day here, when we’re past expecting them to ever lay, the Silkies get in the game and come out of nowhere with an egg! 218 more words

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Chickens, continued


Day 3

Their going to bed by themselves is going to have to be close enough.  I’m not sure how they’re getting out, but they have announced their readiness to free-range by a mass breakout.  1,660 more words

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Day 2 - Layers


Five eggs by 10 am!  Yay!  We are in the egg game.

It’s funny to lift the lid when there’s a hen settled in the box.  451 more words

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First day with real chickens

After finishing  last night’s new chicken installation   in the wee hours, stumbling tired and bitten all over, the crowing came awfully early.  Uhoh.  I was afraid of the duelling banjos effect. 1,212 more words

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Respectable chickens


Is this a case of if you build it they will come?  Or ask and you shall receive?

On my way home from a long Thursday of internetting and errands, I stopped in on a lady I’d bought excellent eggs from before.  1,168 more words

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