Category / Chocolate

May 5, 2011
Eight weeks old Tomorrow the Silkie Chicks will be 8 weeks old and Dottie Speckles will be 5 weeks old.  The Silkies are looking all grown up and have just about completed their awkward teenage stage.  I am planning on moving them all outside over the next couple of days.  I utilized the extra coop …

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April 13, 2011
Yesterday around 4 pm, Dolly desperately wanted to go outside into the bigger run.  I really could not blame her, as I too would be tired of living  in a brooder with 8 little chicks.  She needed sometime to herself.  I obliged. Out in the run, she was having a fantastic time.  She took a dust …

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April 7, 2011
Believe it or not, Meesha and Autumn are still broody.  Many a day now, I go into the nesting boxes and find them sitting together.  I am not sure if they will ever snap out of it!  I guess there is nothing like having a good friend to get you through these times.  I am …

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April 3, 2011
It always feels nice to get outside and enjoy the breezes of Spring and the sun’s warm rays.  During the Winter I feel cooped up inside.  I stare out the window at my sleeping gardens.  The only thing alive are the  bird feeders with chickadees, cardinals, finches and sparrows.    I sit and dream about Spring and the …

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March 18, 2011
Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day   Despite all that has been going on in the brooder with Dolly and the seven new baby chick, the rest of the flock has still been getting lots of attention.  Yesterday, was their first St. Patrick’s Day!  I could not resist giving them their own St. Patty’s Day treat …

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February 23, 2011
Left undisturbed, with no other members of her chicken family, Dolly has gotten down to business!  She is vigilantly sitting on all of the eggs.  After yesterday’s concerns about eggs 1,5, and 6, I added two freshly laid Silkie eggs to her clutch.  Her total now comes to 9.  This should be sufficient to see some little chicks …

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February 19, 2011
I called my friend who lives locally over in Cotuit.  She has a lovely farm with a menagerie of animals.  She is involved in so many wonderful organizations and she always goes above and beyond to assist animals in need.  Most recently, she has decided to raise Silkie Bantams.  The other day we were visiting …

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