Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sometimes the Best Laid Plans Don’t

Sometimes the best laid plans don’t work. After building an incubation suite for the hen who went broody, I tried moving her into the suite Saturday night (March 29), but Sunday morning, she wanted out. She was determined to get … Continue reading

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Chick Adventure in the Wild

What a morning for these five day old chicks. When their mother tries to lure them through a stream, they panic. The water is too deep for them. Separated from her, the chicks chirp loudly, begging her to come back. … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms are for Eating

What does a cherry tree full of blossoms look like to a chicken? Manna from heaven? The taste of things to come? Each spring, the chickens enjoy a feast of cherry blossoms. Did the chicken you buy get a chance … Continue reading

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All It Takes Is a Little Sunshine

All it takes is a little sunshine to make the cherry blossoms explode. What a pleasant surprise after many days of clouds and rain. All it takes is a little sunshine to bring out all the chickens. And what are … Continue reading

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Why Chicks Deserve a Mother – Reason #2

Another reason chicks deserve a mother is that with a mother, they get to go outside at a very early age. These chicks are just four days old and they are having the time of their lives scratching around outdoors … Continue reading

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Why Chicks Deserve a Mother – Reason #1

Imelda is curious about the new chicks. The last few days, she’s spent a fair amount of time hanging out with the new mom and her chicks. Is she wanting to hatch eggs of her own? Does she think the … Continue reading

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More Chicken – The Other Red Meat

This probably isn’t what comes to mind when you think of chicken. You probably don’t associate such a dark, red meat with chicken. But when roosters get to live outdoors, courting hens through pasture and woodland, breathing fresh air all … Continue reading

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