Category / Chickens

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 9, 2010
I had a terrific time on the West Coast and now I am finally home.  I missed my family and those chickens.  My husband, the chicken sitter, tells me that they all were good and he was able to take care of them without any problems.  I think he actually might have even enjoyed it. I…

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November 8, 2010
THE FIRST SIX WEEKS I think that you will be utterly amazed at the pace in which these adorable little chickens grow! Don’t blink because you will miss it! Take the time to enjoy them.  They should start to develop a pecking order. Every flock has one.  By watching your flock, you will be able to determine things such as; Who…

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November 7, 2010
It seems that even chicken stuff can build up and start to clutter your life.  I find that I like to save little pieces of wire, newspaper, plastic and metal containers and anything else that might ever come in handy with the chickens.  I also have held onto the chick feeders, chick waterers and the…

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