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Mother Hen

A good mother hen is worth her weight in grain; double, triple… decuple (that’s 10x) her weight in grain. Her skill-set is invaluable to your homestead. 352 more words


The most Exciting Thing all Week

So I’ve been looking out my window. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m a pervert; lots of people look out of windows. Don’t you judge me! 279 more words


Picture Book Month Theme: Chickens

You’ll be seeing a lot of picture books on my blog throughout the month of November as we celebrate Picture Book Month.  You’ll definitely want to check out the website as picture book authors and illustrators will be posting an essay each day about the importance of picture books!   76 more words


Dispatches from Silkieland

from Oct 17

Look at those feet!

Look at those little wings!

Look at mama looking back.  What’s taking so long?

This mama has ideas.  At night I put them all in the box for the night.  407 more words


Pick-Up Rule #1

Generally during the whole process of “picking up a chick” the most important point is that she always shall feel free to do or not to do anything you ask. 697 more words


Chickery II

From Oct 14

Well, the chickery is definitely occupied, by the mom of seven, but the chicks of the mom-of-three are coming up, and they must go outside. 60 more words


From Dime to Dine

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I wouldn’t deliberately choose to process chickens on a dime. It’s just that when you raise meat chickens, you’re working on a timeline. There’s a lot to line up: you have to consider the day the chickens were hatched, and calculate 7-8 weeks to determine the butchering window. 1,042 more words