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October 2, 2017
Fall has arrived at Tilly’s Nest. We never really had a moment to warm up after spring. Cape Cod had a cool and wet summer. We were all waiting for beach weather and it really didn’t show up. This happened a few years ago too. I guess things are cyclical. This past week cooler temperatures…

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July 17, 2017
This past spring, one of my newest sponsors, Omlet, sent me one of their chicken fencing kits. Having moved to a new place with more predators and more areas for the girls to get into trouble, they quickly realized that they had a solution to one of my very essential problems. Despite supervising their free-ranging,…

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December 17, 2012
Two fluffy butts free-ranging in the woods. Other than a good dust bath, there is no other place that a chicken would rather be than free-ranging about their environment.   Chickens love to scratch in the dirt. They love to discover bugs, worms and tasty grubs as they explore their surroundings. However, most folks never free-range due…

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October 3, 2012
Yesterday, it was week one of fall clean-up around here.  I mowed the lawn, raked up the leaves and saved the best for last, cleaning out the chicken coop!  The girls always look forward to this because they love to free-range as I clean their house and run.  I let them out.  Tilly is always…

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March 24, 2012
June 2011 Tilly and Oyster Cracker were enjoying digging and scratching in the same hole.  When one would pick their head up, the other would put their head down.  Chicken Teamwork. We are away this week visiting Mickey! Feel free to leave comments and captions for this week’s photos. I can’t wait to read them…

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March 11, 2012
Today, the smell of Spring was in the air.  The sunshine was out and I could not resist letting the girls out on a lazy Sunday.  Happy as can be, they sprinted into action.  I like to take a seat on the ground and enjoy watching their adventures.  Today, Tilly stayed close to me instead…

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February 8, 2012
I love seeing fluffy butts in the garden.   I started gardening on the East Coast nine years ago.  I had become incredibly passionate about gardening when living in California.  Southern California was such a magical place, practically everything that I put in the ground grew.  Plants thrived in Zone 10 under the Southern California…

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November 20, 2011
Fall clean-up began in our yard this morning after much procrastination. By mid-November, the excitement of Autumn’s leaves has worn off. I have cleaned the yard of leaves for the past five weeks. This week was hopefully the final week and a thorough job was on today’s to-do-list. All of the perennial beds were cleaned…

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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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