Category Archives: Chickens

Allergy Season, Art, Pests and More

Hello, massive fall allergy attack, how are you? Me? Well, I would be better off without you felling me. There is no good week to be feeling puny, not in my world at least, but this one was less than opportune. … Continue reading

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After Shoveling Poop for Four Hours…I’m Pooped!

Life is a series of adjustments and compromises. I really wanted to finish the 4×5 section I had started on the outside southwest side of the foundation and put in my two bags worth of mortar and three hours of … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Paris Hilton and Little Miss Crankyfoot

No, not the famous Paris Hilton. Calm down, everyone. Instead I’m talking about our chickens, one of which was a slightly built Americana, all white, the other one of the sweetest chickens that ever lived, both apparently killed by raccoons … Continue reading

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Great Class Yesterday … and …

Great Class Yesterday   I can’t express how neat it was to see so many people show up for my Keeping Backyard Chickens class yesterday. We had over 20 folks show up! I had worried that parking might be an … Continue reading

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Class Today and General Updates

Keeping Backyard Chickens class TODAY! Don’t let the rain fool you. This chicken, and others, are busy laying eggs and ready to meet their admirers! By the time 2pm rolls around, the rain should be gone. I’m hosting a Backyard … Continue reading

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More Baby Chicks!

We have bought more chicks to fill out our layer stock. These little babies won’t start producing until around September, but I am really looking forward to having them. We have Ameracaunas, which are notoriously bad layers during the winter. … Continue reading

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Good Kitty! Get That Mouse!

I’m a very down-to-earth pet owner. I keep cats because they can be soft and cuddly, but also because they come in handy when the house is invaded with mice. And here in this 120+ year old Victorian, there are … Continue reading

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Goodbye Rooster!

The chicks we hatched from the incubator last September were both boys. After the appropriate amount of time, we put them out with the laying hens in the main coop. One disappeared, possibly the victim of getting too close to … Continue reading

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The Hens Are Back in Action!

I’m not sure if it is our proud little rooster, hatched in our incubator on September 21st and now proudly crowing. More likely it is the steady increase in sunlight hours each day. Whatever the reason, our hens are back … Continue reading

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Rain or Shine

Come rain or shine we WILL be holding the chicken culling tomorrow. We have a tent that we will be putting up to protect us either way. Most of the chicken processing will take place under cover!

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