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The Hose

Morning sun shines on the sweet Earth,

slanted light casts long shadows

on the path to the garden.

The waning moon is high in the blue sky. 240 more words


Fowl Play Part 3: Flight

This is the final part of a 3 part story that I’ve written. If you haven’t read to the first two parts, I shall post links to them below. 4,989 more words

Natural Product for Treating and Preventing Worms, Mites, and Lice in Chickens

You probably already use Diatomaceous Earth (DE) on your chickens, and other animals.  If you do and haven’t used it recently, this is a reminder.  During the summer months, chickens and other animals are more susceptible to these parsites. 163 more words

The Hot Strikes Us All

It’s been very very (very!) hot here in northeast Illinois lately.  A goat & hen found a bit of shade in a nicely convenient spot. 60 more words

Original Photography

Voices on chicken genetics: Using the best science to improve chickens breeds in Africa

Olivier Hanotte, scientific advisor at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). 1,383 more words


The Other Side of The Elrond Coin

Since Elrond the rooster flipped to the other side of the coin, I have been a bit scared of being out near the chickens. The other side of the coin isn’t shiny and full of promise, it’s grimy and dark. 1,390 more words


Part 1: Choosing Chickens

Should I start with chicks or adults?

There are different benefits for both.  Starting with chicks you get to see them grow.  If you have kids, they get to see the chicks grow up.   1,384 more words