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February 8, 2011
Peanut, our rooster, who we rehomed this past Fall   Tilly, the head hen Last night I was reminiscing about the chickens as babies. They were so cute.  I guess I was thinking about them especially because I have been getting all sorts of information about ordering baby chicks for this Spring. I know that I will…

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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 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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October 27, 2010
GOING SHOPPING Preparing for the arrival of the chicks was so exciting!  It was almost like Christmas.  We counted down and with each passing day, our anticipation rose!   In our household, it was a family affair.  I ordered the chicks in February for a June delivery date.  Why did I wait so long?  Well, I had…

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October 26, 2010
So, how do I go about this, you ask? Well if you’re like me you read everything you can get your hands on, check the internet and dive head first into something figuring you’ll just troubleshoot along the way.  However, there is some planning to optimize your chicken experiences that will make life easier.  So, lets…

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October 8, 2010
I became serious about raising chickens this past winter.  I really always was intrigued by them.  I however, was not sure what the necessary requirements were. Like any typical type A person, I read and read and read.  Finally, after talking to numerous people.  I ordered the girls from  http://www.mypetchicken.com/ .   I really had to wait…

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