Tag Archives: Humanely raised chicken

3 Days of 24 Hour Love

These happy chicks are three days old today. Ever since they hatched, they have been showered with love and attention 24 hours a day. They are now well bonded with their mother and stay close to her, watching her every … Continue reading

Posted in About My Chickens, Raising Chicks | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What Laying Hens Deserve

This is how one hen lays her egg. Afterwards, she spends a few minutes doing a little nesting, and then she leaves the nest. Each hen is different. Some leave the nest soon after laying their eggs. Others will settle … Continue reading

Posted in About My Chickens | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How Apple Pie Starts

This is how apple pie starts – as a small flower. It’s late April and the apple trees are blooming several weeks early. Soon, wild bees will pollinate these flowers, and all summer long the apples will soak in the … Continue reading

Posted in How Things Grow | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Transitions

The gang of 5 chicks born March 25 are nearly a month old and spending more time away from their mother. This afternoon I found them resting together, their mother happily feeding by herself. While these one day chicks, born … Continue reading

Posted in Raising Chicks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

First Post Child Rearing Egg

Hens lay special eggs at times. There is the very first egg they lay, which is a tiny egg. There is the first egg they lay after their winter lull. These eggs also tend to be smaller. And then there … Continue reading

Posted in About My Chickens, Raising Chicks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dirt Bath

On a bright sunny day, chickens enjoy having a bath in the warm dirt. They can spend an entire hour rolling around in the dirt, and often they like to do this in small groups. This is behavior that is … Continue reading

Posted in About My Chickens | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Importance of Siblings

Next to a mother, siblings are the most important relationships young chickens have. When you go shopping for chicken and eggs, the fact that chickens develop such relationships probably doesn’t cross your mind. But chicks which are raised by their … Continue reading

Posted in About My Chickens, Raising Chicks | Tagged , | 4 Comments