Category / Chickens

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 more

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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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November 5, 2010
My poor little chicks, they were so confused in the beginning.  I guess sometimes everything wants a mother.  We all yearn for our mothers even as adults. To monitor the temperature of the brooder when we first got the chicks, I used a digital thermometer.  It is silvery gray in color has an LED screen…

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November 4, 2010
THE ART OF CHICKEN HOMEMAKING/ CREATING A BROODER As the arrival of your chicks quickly approaches, you will need to create a brooder.  This will be their home for about the next 6 weeks.  For their first week of life, the chicks will need the brooder temperature to be about 95 degrees F.  This is maintained by your…

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November 3, 2010
I am going away for a few days alone.  This means no husband, kids or chickens.  I am nervous.  I will be 3000 miles away from my Mother Hen duties.  I’ve done this before.  My husband is awesome at taking care of the kids.  He is a real Mr. Mom when he needs to be. …

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November 2, 2010
A nice clean coop, hopefully mite free Well apparently I did!  I cleaned out the coop yesterday.  While scraping out the nooks and crannies, I saw two areas of red mites, about 20 in each spot.  It took me a little while to recognize what they were.  They were so tiny and microscopic.  I could only tell they…

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