Category / Chickens

December 5, 2010
I thought that it would be nice to suggest some terrific items for under the tree this year.  Here are somethings that make me happy! 1.  Chicken Pot Pie–Centerville Pie Company http://www.centervillepies.com/ This is a fabulous potpie from right here on Cape Cod.  As featured this year on Oprah’s favorite things, we on the Cape…

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December 4, 2010
I knew that at some point it would begin.  This morning was strange.  Maybe love was in the air.  Yesterday, Chocolate decided to crow like crazy in the morning.  He was non-stop for about 20 minutes.  That had never happened before.  I just kept thinking, I can’t let you out until eight.  So, after about…

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December 2, 2010
I am so glad that I went to the meeting last night regarding the rooster regulations in the town of Barnstable.  I was happy to see that seven other residents from town were there too, all in the defense of their roosters.   Apparently, the rooster subject is not a new one.  The Barnstable Agricultural Commission has…

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December 1, 2010
Our first three eggs So, over the past four days, someone has laid 3 eggs!  I still think that they are from Dolly, but I cannot be entirely sure, as I have only caught her in action once.  Today, I thought alot about the eggs.  I am really proud that the dream of having eggs…

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November 30, 2010
Well it has now been about a week since Dolly, Autumn and Meesha were introduced to the flock.  The transition has been surprisingly smooth.  They are quickly reestablishing a new pecking order.  I think that Feathers is the happiest.  She is no longer at the bottom of the order.  She is even doing a little pecking herself. …

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November 29, 2010
Rating ***** This book is one of the sweetest and most clever books I have ever read about chickens.  In 1888, Minnie Lovgreen was born in England.  As one of 18 children, she learned to work her family’s farm.   At age 11, she supported herself by becoming a mother’s helper, eventually moving to Canada and…

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November 28, 2010
Our first egg I went out to the coop this morning and this is what I found, a small Silkie Bantam egg!   I think that Dolly laid it because I saw her sitting in the nesting box this morning.  I am very excited!  The egg is absolutely adorable and about half the size of a…

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November 26, 2010
I was worried about the first night for the three new girls.  During the day, the pecking was minimal but when night time came around, would they go up into the coop at night?  Would my old flock allow it?  So as dusk grew near, I kept checking.  Finally they went into the coop.  I…

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November 24, 2010
I found a local woman who is selling Silkie pullets and she lives about 5 minutes away from me. Ironically, our paths have crossed before but I did not know that she had chickens!   This past Spring, she ordered straight runs of various colors of Silkies.  They were born in May making them about 4 weeks older than…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.