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Despite reports of her death, Hilda the One-Eyed Hen lives!

She survived a vicious predator attack last summer, made it through winter, and persevered after a run-in with a car. My car. Hilda the One-Eyed Hen is one tough old bird. Last summer she was the only survivor after an … Continue reading

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Frozen water everywhere — but not a drop to drink!

It’s been an incredibly dry winter here in Minnesota, and the snow I depend on to water the chickens has been nonexistent. A large heated equine water bucket does the job every winter. I plug it in and place it … Continue reading

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Festus the one-legged dynamo

Festus the one-legged dynamo! Festus was a little white bantam rooster from my first batch of chickens. My children have fond memories of Festus chasing them around the yard and wreaking havoc on their lives. My son recalls getting off … Continue reading

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St. Patty’s Day feast – fit for a flock!

Last night we took my son out to dinner at Famous Dave’s for his golden birthday. While most of our clan ate every last bite, as usual, I collected any remnants and brought home a “chickie bag” from the restaurant. (No cannibalism … Continue reading

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Birdaballism

It’s kind of weird that birds eat each other. We have a hawk who always seems to come for Sunday dinner. My brother says it’s because “the dinner bell is always ringing in the yard with all those chickens running … Continue reading

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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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