June 1, 2011
I have been curious as to where the girls are sleeping at night.  Yes, I know they are all in the coop, but how do they arrange themselves.  Do they spread out amongst the two roosts?  Are the mini-chickens still sleeping in the nesting boxes with their Moms?  Do they have a specific order or any…

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May 31, 2011
Yesterday was my birthday.  We spent Saturday with friends and they surprised me with wonderful presents.  One of those happened to be this awesome wooden egg carrier handcrafted by their friend!  It is so unique and versatile.  You can use it to carry eggs as you collect them from the nesting boxes or place it on a…

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May 30, 2011
Silkie Bantams are some of the most adorable little chickens you will ever lay your eyes upon.  They are thought to be the oldest breed of ornamental chickens, first discovered by Marco Polo during his travels to China in the 13th century.  Marco Polo described them as “fur covered fowl with black skin”.  They are unique for a…

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May 28, 2011
Sometimes I find myself outside next to the coop or watching the girls free-range.  Often, I lose track of time, sitting there, just watching.  Frankly, watching chickens is like watching a good t.v. show and I find it not only incredibly therapeutic but relaxing! Chicken t.v. is always different.  You never know what will happen…

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May 27, 2011
Poor Sunshine!  I came home today and realized that she not only had a bloody beak but she also had a bloody comb.  I was not entirely sure what happened but I found her sitting alone inside the coop on the roost.  I scooped her up for a closer examination, wrapping her in a towel…

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May 26, 2011
  Cooper’s Hawks, like this one, used to be called “chicken hawks” in the days of the early settlers. Are you nervous to let your flock free range for a number of reasons?  I too find that I need to supervise the girls whenever they are out.  Here on Cape Cod, we have many predators including fisher…

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May 25, 2011
Well Tilly, I think we found a patch of sun The sun is finally shining once again.  I bet the girls never thought that they would ever see it again.  The were out free ranging and enjoying the sunshine.  The grass is finally greening up and the woods are filling in again with leaves. Dragging a branch!…

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May 23, 2011
Something in my heart of hearts told me to reach out to Maple Farm Sanctuary and get an update on Percy.  I was deeply saddened with the news.  Here is part of Cheri’s update: …There is sad news however. Percy was not doing well. Her little legs seemed to be getting more distorted. The good…

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