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One of This and Two of That - Chicks!

Every year at this time there is a phenomenon going on called chick days.   It is when local tractor/ranch supply stores bring in baby chicks for sale.   168 more words

Chickens

Meet The Girls | Barred Rocks

In our small flock of six we have four various colored Orpingtons and two barred rocks. Today I’m going to share a bit about our two Rocks. 873 more words

Chickens

A River Runs Through It

“There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Appareled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. 441 more words

Homestead

The Chicken Chronicles Part 1

Over the past few years I’ve thought off and on about getting chickens. We live on a little over five acres and with the exception of the land right around the house, we let most of the property remain natural. 479 more words

Chicken

Clean Up In Aisle 4

After the snow melts I let the chickens into the kitchen garden to do a little clean up.

5 hens remain from my original chick purchase nearly 8 years ago. 38 more words

Farewell to Henrietta, Hello to spring

I have sad news to report. My favorite hen, Henrietta the Black Australorp, has passed away at the age of 8 years. She hadn’t changed into the normal red, swollen comb and wattle of spring, so I knew her estrogen levels weren’t normal. 620 more words

The Chicken Dance

I’ve wanted chickens for as long as I can remember. Finally getting some was a learning curve. You don’t just “get chickens”, you begin doing the chicken dance. 475 more words

Homesteading