Chickens

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Country Chickens

Country Chickens

Despite my romanticized visions of perpetually gorgeous views with all sorts of beautiful farm animals frolicking about it's becoming abundantly clear that real life often looks a bit different. Case in point: Country chickens. They are a funky bunch. They are brave and stupid. (Stupidly brave?) They escape the coop and get attacked by dogs. When the survive, they're usually…
Fresh Air & Sunshine

Fresh Air & Sunshine

Our White Leghorn and Ameraucana pullets recently made the move from the brooder to a portion of the coop and it's been so much fun watching them explore, scratch around, and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air! We have eight of each and it's hilarious to watch how skittish the Leghorns are and how they then scare the others with…
2016 Ameraucana Chicks

2016 Ameraucana Chicks

It's officially that time of year again! One of my very favorite activities each February is picking out the year's flock additions. So, yesterday, after a long, exhausting day at work, we thought eight chirping, fluffy butted babies would be the perfect answer. They were! We are still looking to round out our additions this year with some white layers,…
The Case of the Missing Chicken

The Case of the Missing Chicken

Last night, after a gorgeous day of free ranging, all the ladies put themselves to bed in their cozy coop, as per usual. Shortly after dark, and a little later than usual, I made my way outside to count and lock up the ladies for the night. They're easy to count, despite their huddled roosting, because they come in sets:…
The Changing Seasons – January 2016 in Review

The Changing Seasons – January 2016 in Review

In thinking about Cardinal's monthly photo challenge, I anticipated doing what I did last year by going back through the month's photos and trying my best to not include every single one of them in my review because 1) there is generally so much that happens each month and 2) because so many of my photos make me so happy…
It just keeps getting better…

It just keeps getting better…

Not only is one of our Buff Orpingtons on a roll with her almost daily laying of a sweet, pink, egg... But now one of our black and white Easter Eggers has started up again, too, with a very light green (and very long) egg almost daily as well! Oh yes, we just might get to stop purchasing eggs again!…