Category / Dolly

September 13, 2011
Each and every night I have been chasing Dottie Speckles out of the nesting boxes.  I do not want her to sleep there.  We have been having a major battle on this subject.  She is defiant, but when I open the boxes, she knows.  Like a moping teenager, she slowly finds her way up to…

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September 11, 2011
I had a feeling that any day I would find Dolly broody again. This morning proved to be the day.  When I opened the coop, Dolly remained inside sitting in one of the nesting boxes.  I gently scooped her up and brought her out to the run to enjoy some scratch with the rest of the girls.…

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August 31, 2011
I have said it time and time again, that animals are capable of emotions.  It is underestimated and under publicized but I know this to be true, without the need for any scientific evidence.  Strangely enough, my girls are my science experiment.  I watch them like a petri dish experiment, except only good has grown from keeping…

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August 2, 2011
Last night at dusk, as I went outside to lock up the girls.  They were all inside.  However, a bright little egg was rolled underneath the outside roost.  Someone had laid an egg in the run.  This was not the first time.  I am not sure who.  Here is the evidence.     Feathers is…

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July 29, 2011
It was a very strange morning today. It started off with Tilly and Oyster Cracker simultaneously exiting the coop and getting stuck in the doorway. Typically, the girls exit the coop in the same order. One by one they fly, hop and leap into the run to enjoy the morning’s scratch. However, not today. Wedged…

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July 17, 2011
Dolly, our year old Lavender Silkie Bantam, was purchased as pullet last Fall from a farm in Cotuit.  She turned one in May and is one of the sweetest chickens that we own.  Immediately, when she was integrated into the flock, Chocolate, our rooster, took a liking to her. They were always together.  However, prior to that, Tilly…

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July 9, 2011
Presto is a speed in music.  Dottie Speckles is a “presto” chicken.  All of the others are mellow girls.  They walk quietly and gracefully.  They scratch with purpose.  They preen ever so gracefully and they love to take naps.  These traits are the complete opposite of  Dottie Speckles. She will be 15 weeks this coming…

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July 5, 2011
Sunshine & Oyster Cracker Sunshine has been driven crazy by the two broody girls, Dolly and Autumn, my two Lavender Silkies, in the nesting boxes.  She is so fascinated by the two girls and what they are sitting upon. I have witnessed  the girls after they have laid their eggs.  Usually, Tilly, Oyster Cracker, and Sunshine stand up…

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July 1, 2011
  We had a very busy week here at Tilly’s Nest.  Most of my days were spent down in the schoolyard organic garden getting our volunteers trained.  This week we harvested beets, mixed greens and Swiss chard!  We also built a compost bin with left over lumber and hardware cloth.  It was great fun. Back…

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June 30, 2011
Well, hello there arugula, don’t mind if I do…                                    ~Dolly There once was a chicken with mites.It gave the poor owner a fright.For when she looked there,Beneath chicken hairShe saw them there in broad daylight.~ Tilly’s Nest  Yes, indeed broody Dolly has them.  This is probably because she is broody and has not been…

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