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Chicken Update

I know you’ve been waiting to hear about my new flock of chickens. It’s been awhile since I’ve caught you up. I’m pleased to report they are every bit as entertaining as the last group. “Blackie,” the sole survivor of … Continue reading

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Chickens Just Want to be Free (Range)

This is an angry chicken. Last Sunday we moved her over to her “summer” digs, out of the barn and to the pen and coop behind the house. I was a little nervous about how she would react to the young … Continue reading

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Chicken Summer

These girls are having a rough summer (too). First there was a fence put up around the garden– their favorite place to hang out in the summer, whether it is getting dirt baths in the shade of the asparagus plants … Continue reading

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Chicken Apartments

A few people have asked how the chicken transition is going, so I thought I’d give you all a brief update. You’ll remember from the last post that the introduction of my chickens to the winter quarters in the pig … Continue reading

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Chickens Update

I’m going to post twice today because I have some cooking to share for those with a few final ripe tomatoes, but I know you’re eager for a chicken update! A week ago, after a trip to Chicago, I came … Continue reading

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The Warden

One day last week I opened both the chicken coop door and the pen door first thing in the morning. I was thinking they’d go about their usual business: taking turns going in the coop to lay their eggs, eating … Continue reading

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First Egg

First egg! Mark this date: August 12, 2015 (born March 22). Turns out when the chickens chase you around squawking at the top of their crowy little throats it means they’re “broody.” I was hoping that was what it meant, though … Continue reading

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Alpha Chicken

I had such a nice day Thursday with the chickens. Me and Biggie are good buddies and this morning while the other four were busy with the fresh water and feed she followed me out of the pen and stood as … Continue reading

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Coop Update

I’ve been avoiding a coop update for a few weeks now because the construction proceeded really pathetically. It was hard to get Steve’s help unless it was a rain day, and who wants to build a chicken coop in the … Continue reading

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Chicken Wars

I should have known it would go down this way. When we put my five chickens in with Tim and Annie’s four chickens last Sunday, it was obvious that mine were bigger and (let’s face it) more beautiful. The Rhode … Continue reading

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