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Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Love and Patience

Feathers is so patient.
Memorable Moment
June 9, 2011
Our yard~Osterville, MA
Our daughter was newly three years old when we first got our chickens.  From day one, she has loved to hold them, especially the Silkies!  She is incredibly gentle and loves to have her photo taken with the girls.  I help her to get a nice comfortable hold on a girl.  Then, as she is posing for the camera, the little chicken slowly slips down…down…..down.  I smile just thinking about rescuing the chickens from her tiny loving arms.  Our daughter will turn five next year.   I’ll miss her holding the girls this way.  The girls on the other hand, maybe not so much.
Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Hancock Shaker Village

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Memorable Moment
April 28,2008
Hancock Shaker Village

Pittsfield, MassachusettsEvery Spring we make an annual trip to Hancock Shaker Village to see the baby farm animals.  There are flocks of chickens and turkeys that free range during the day and intermingle among the guests.  These were two hens that we met on that day.  This was the first day that I thought it could be possible to keep a flock of our own.  When did you realize that keeping a backyard flock could be a reality for you?

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest