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Born to Brood: What Hens Are Likely to be Broody?

Some chicken breeds — and types of chickens — tend to brood more than others. “To brood,” of course is a good thing, that is, if your goal is have eggs. 184 more words

Backyard Chickens

How Many Chicks?

The baby chicks are two weeks old! Can you count the baby chicks? The Delaware are easy to count. The Ameraucanas are not quite as easy and the Black Australorps and Cuckoo Marans all blend together as big fluff balls.   43 more words

Country Life

First Easter Egg

Sometimes things seem to work out almost too perfectly here. No sooner had White Chicken and Black Chicken been loaded into a dog kennel in the back of a van and driven off to their new home, that I noticed that Other White Chicken, my favorite, had laid her very first egg. 68 more words


First Time Chicken Buyers

So you want to purchase your very first chicken?  Yay!  this may even be your first addition to your homestead ever!  Now you’re starting to look into them through books and the internet and suddenly you’re overwhelmed.  1,218 more words


Bestowing of Names

Some people name their chickens. I guess I name my chickens too… There’s White Chicken, Black Chicken, Barred Rock Chicken, Other Black Chicken. But then there’s Other White Chicken. 355 more words


{this moment}

A Friday ritual: a single photo, unaccompanied by explanation, which captures “a simple, special, extraordinary moment…I want to pause, savor and remember.” ~SouleMama


If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

This Moment

Egg Layer Update - December 27, 2014

Two of the Red Ranger hens are now laying eggs.  The darkest one started laying on the 10th, with her first egg being medium-sized, a light brown color, with a satiny-smooth finish on the shell like the pink eggs laid by one of our youngest Ameraucanas.  206 more words