Category / Chickens

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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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 18, 2010
Yesterday we had a very soggy, windy and rainy morning.  Knowing that we were expecting the turn in weather, I really wanted to clean that coop out.  So the day before yesterday, it was on my to-do list. Tuesdays are my busiest days.  Things only became more complicated this week because one of my kids was …

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