Category Archives: Raising Chicks

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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Big Personalities

Miasa is slowly taking her one week old chicks in for the night. They’re still tiny but so full of personality. When their mother pauses to groom her feathers, the chicks pose for me. Even at just a week old, … Continue reading

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So Much to Learn

A baby chick’s time with its mother is all about learning. Can I eat that? What about that wriggly thing? That part is pretty easy to teach. For a chicken, if it moves and can fit in your mouth, it’s … Continue reading

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Skunky and Family

Here’s Skunky and its four siblings taking a break on a log. Their mother is right by them off to the right. Watching Skunky grow is a so much fun. It’s impossible not to smile when Skunky greets my eye. … Continue reading

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Love is not Exclusive

Scratching up earthworms and bugs isn’t the only thing mother hens do for their chicks. In the chicken yard, mother hens also pick up feed out of the trays and drop it on the ground for their chicks who are … Continue reading

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