Category / Chickens

November 20, 2010
I looked on-line this morning to see if anything was going on about keeping roosters in the town of Barnstable.  There was a lot of talk this summer about roosters disrupting the peace.  Thus, I have been diligently monitoring the local newspaper.  Lo and behold, while on-line, I saw it.   My stomach started churning.  Just as I foresaw, the town’s…

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November 19, 2010
I am always fascinated when I visit other peoples’ coops and chicken families.  I learn something new everytime I visit.  Sometimes my learning has to do with set-up and other times tricks to make your life easier.  I also get to learn about breeds of chickens and issues that have required problemsolving.  I love it! I love…

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November 16, 2010
Rating:  ***** This is an excellent book for those interested in backyard chicken raising.  The authors, Kimberly Willis and Rob Ludlow, are extremely knowledgeable.  Even though I am not a huge fan of the “dummies” books, I have found this book to be an easy read, not too technical and quite thorough. Topics covered in…

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November 15, 2010
Well they absolutely love the new treat ball!  Today it is filled with apples, lettuce and strawberries.  It keeps them entertained for about 2 hours. I think that this is going to be very useful once winter boredom arrives. Plus it is an opportunity to supplement their diet with fresh organic produce.   Tilly, Sunshine and Chocolate…

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November 14, 2010
Today I did a major clean out of the garage.  While I was doing this, I figured that the flock could get a little extra time free ranging this morning and early afternoon.  As I was cleaning, I checked on the chickens now and then.  Tilly, the Australorp, is the head hen.  Wherever Tilly goes, the…

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November 12, 2010
He finally stood still and posed for me! I’ve been back now for 4 days now and there are definite changes in the coop.  Chocolate is definitely a boy!  He has emerged a rooster- as the leader of his girls.  I feel proud for him.  He was the underdog when Peanut was around. Now he…

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November 10, 2010
Yesterday the flock turned 20 weeks.  They are now capable of laying eggs and having baby chicks.  I can hardly believe that we are finally here.  It seems like reaching this point has been such a long journey.  However,the anticipation is awful!Read morePatience is a Virtue

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