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Chicken scratch -- within and beyond the nest.

Fowl dreams

I had a dream that I went out to the garage to find hundreds of baby chicks that only came out during the middle of the night. I frantically scooped up as many as I could put in the coop … Continue reading

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iPod egged

So again I found hens in the garage. Carried one gal in to the coop, saw an egg in a nest and put it in my coat pocket. Went back out to the garage and tried to catch the other … Continue reading

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Watch your wattles!

Another cold snap is at our front door. I’m already noticing some discolored combs and wattles due to frostbite. It’s nice and warm in the coop, but for 3 roosters, there’s something oh-so enticing about the garage. Maybe it’s the … Continue reading

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Poopsicles

Evidently there’s still plenty of tasty things to enjoy outside this time of year; specifically, chicken poopsicles. The dogs get down on all fours and chisel the frozen blobs out of the ice. Nice. Not so much.

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Angry rooster ruffles feathers

Last night a few of the hens were hanging out in the garage with a rooster — long after coop time!  I put the girls in the coop, much to the dismay of the rooster.  He then wasn’t too thrilled … Continue reading

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Cold weather means birds of a feather…

Flock together and eat 24/7!  I have 20 Buff Orpington hens and 3 roosters.  Since I’ve made the coop so warm and cozy this winter, the birds are reluctant to get out and exercise.  Warm and cozy? Yes!  This year I actually … Continue reading

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