Category / pecking order

March 29, 2017
Have you ever wondered what it is like to speak chicken and understand your flock?  I am so thrilled to share with you what I have been working on for the past 7 years. With a background in science, I set out on my journey to learn all about chickens and how I could connect with…

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October 6, 2014
Fluffy our Easter Egger It’s hard to believe that in a blink of an eye, the babies are turning 18 weeks today. I’ve spent sometime watching them all morph into a flock. Most of the girls are now all roosting side by side. No longer are the flocks separated on the far sides of the…

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February 3, 2012
Sometimes, no matter what you do or how badly you want your flock to get along, it never comes to be.  I can remember looking into the feed store brooder and seeing little sleeping patchwork quilts of day old Silver Laced Wyandottes.  I had to have one.  Which one did I pick?  Well it wasn’t…

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January 11, 2012
Tilly has been our head hen for as long as we have had chickens.  She is a wonderful leader.  She is thoughtful, compassionate for the little ones and fair.  When the girls free-range, she is careful never to wander too far from home.  In the evenings, she remains outside until everyone is in the coop.…

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May 17, 2011
Truthfully, I have not had much time with my girls since the rain started last week.  We have had days on end of rain, which has made even the chickens a little frustrated.  Thank goodness I covered their run with plastic.  Today, however, I did have a moment to say good morning as the sky…

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December 15, 2010
It looks like our a new pecking order has finally established itself.  Interestingly enough, all of the new girls are not at the bottom.  Here is the line up how I see it: Tilly Oyster Cracker Sunshine Dolly Feathers Autumn Meesha Tilly remains head hen.  I thought that she would stay there based on her…

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November 30, 2010
Well it has now been about a week since Dolly, Autumn and Meesha were introduced to the flock.  The transition has been surprisingly smooth.  They are quickly reestablishing a new pecking order.  I think that Feathers is the happiest.  She is no longer at the bottom of the order.  She is even doing a little pecking herself. …

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