Category Archives: About My Chickens

Happy Finds a Home

On Sunday, Happy, a four month old Buff Orpington rooster came to live with us. His kind owners in the city were not able to keep him once he started crowing, and asked me if I could take him. I … Continue reading

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Thank You

A rare, cloudless sky blessed the last day of this year’s Mt Vernon Farmers Market. We could not have dreamed of a better October day to close the season. Many thanks to all of you who came by. It was … Continue reading

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October Mysteries

The chill October days mean it’s time to pick the last of the berries, and bring in the last of the tomatoes. Another season of gardening is coming to an end. It’s a time to reflect on some of the … Continue reading

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Within Reach

Chickens love apples. They love most any fruit. They will eagerly go for any bit of apple I drop on the ground. What is odd is that up above them, in plain view, and chickens have excellent eyesight, are apples … Continue reading

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No Trauma

Sometimes when a mother hen decides it is time to go back on the roost, it can be a traumatic experience for her chicks. They are used to spending the night with her in a nest on the ground, and … Continue reading

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Singing in the Woods

Most of the time, they are too deep in the brush and woods to be seen, but there is no mistaking the soft, sweet singing of little chicks following their mother. The singing of chicks foraging with their mother is … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Harvest

What harvesting sunflower seeds was like was something that never crossed my mind before. It’s a pleasant sensation, loosening the seeds from the soft, honeycomb sphere of the sunflower. I planted sunflowers this year because the chickens love sunflower seeds. … Continue reading

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