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Why Even Bother? [AWEN archive]

by Alina Lilova

first published on: 18 January 2012


From today’s point of view, I can see that I have talked about the relevance of animal welfare science to ordinary people, to lawmakers and to farmers, but nowhere have I really mentioned the most important question: does animal welfare science help… 1,324 more words

How Well Do You Know Your Flock?

If someone asks you how well do you know your flock, I would bet almost everyone of you would respond with, “Oh, inside and out!” or something to that effect.  1,531 more words


First Eggs Ever

Our girls have finally started laying eggs. I took these photos on the first day we found an egg so that I could remember how big they were at the time. 26 more words


My hens eggs vs. Store eggs

I get asked a lot about differences between eggs from my hens and eggs from the store. So let’s go over it!

First of all, color. 528 more words

Our Farm

Chores - I mean, Farm Tour, Anyone?

On the farm I’m working at, there’s actually a bed and breakfast. Most of the reason why I’ve never mentioned it before is because even though it’s at the same place, it’s a totally different thing. 514 more words

Farm Life

Murder! Murder!

Last night we discovered the unfortunate demise of one of Kolapore Gardens’ chickens. A large fox had been spotted recently hanging around the new location of our trailer. 131 more words


Nesting Boxes and The Heat

Mister finally finished our nesting boxes earlier this week. The girls don’t really seem to be using them very much. I do keep finding one egg, a day, in one of the boxes. 111 more words