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When the Hens Aren't Laying...

There has been a lot of excitement around the hen house lately! Our newest batch of girls have started laying. I believe I mentioned our bad habit of naming chickens in a post on… 189 more words

Farm Life

Monthly Homestead Update

Rain, rain and more rain.  That pretty much sums up the rest of July and early August.  It has been a rainy, rainy summer.  So rainy, in fact, that my garden is molding.   551 more words

Backyard Chickens

Baby Chicks are here!

We’ve received freshly hatched baby chicks.

11 little layers: Buff Orpingtons and Silver Laced Wyandottes.

I hope the oxytocin transfers from this computer to you. 79 more words


Haircuts for Hens

Much to my surprise, Helga didn’t peck my finger off as I gave her a spring “haircut.” And by haircut, I mean that her flight feathers needed to be clipped. 67 more words

Farm Fancy

What Kind of Chicken is That?

A week after hatching I still have fourteen healthy chicks in the brooder. You can see in the picture that they are beginning to get their feathers. 273 more words


Waiting in Line

The truth is that no one likes waiting in line. Even chickens.

This morning, I heard loud squawking coming from the henhouse and decided to investigate.   29 more words

Farm Fancy

New Chicks - the Jury is Still Out

We have been debating on and off about getting chicks this year. There are so many reasons to do and just as many reasons to sit out a year.   451 more words