Category Archives: Raising Chicks

Not Ready to Grow Up

The first snow of the season has adorned the surrounding foothills. I could see it yesterday through the clouds hiding the mountains. Today with the clouds gone, the snow covered hills glistened in the bright sun. Two nights ago, Buttercup … Continue reading

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After making a tofu delivery this morning, we ran into a flock of swans on the outskirts of Mount Vernon. Swans and snow geese have arrived in large numbers and are settling in for the winter. Both birds are very … Continue reading

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Babies Galore

There are four hens raising nearly 50 chicks. Three of the hens are raising chicks I purchased from a hatchery. A broody hen is a chance to rear a new variety of hen to increase the variety of eggs. I … Continue reading

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No Can Speak

On Thursday, winds from the west blew the smoke away. Rains on Friday and Saturday cleaned the air. Sunday we could breathe again, and yesterday we were back to our blue-blue summer skies. Fall is in the air. The evening … Continue reading

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Gentle Farming

It was Wednesday afternoon, a warm, sunny day. I don’t know who was needing a nap more, Hazel or her chicks. Snoozing next to or inside their mother’s feathers is what little chicks are meant to do. One day, some … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Resolve

Margaret’s intentions are clear. She is determined to keep her chicks safe. Tomorrow, her chicks will be three days old and we’ll open her nursery so she can show the world to her chicks.

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No Time to Sit Still

Rachel and her chicks are ready to move. The last of the chicks hatched during the night, and none of them want to sit still. After breakfast, she takes them outdoors. How many chicks get to go outdoors the day … Continue reading

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