Category / rooster

February 1, 2011
Well, I have been officially appointed as a member to the Agricultural Commission in the town of Barnstable.  Today I am going down to the town hall to be sworn in. Our next meeting is tomorrow night.  I am looking forward to it.  I believe that we will be voting on the matter of roosters in …

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January 9, 2011
Yesterday evening, I got home around 4:45 to lock in the flock.  I wanted to check for eggs because I didn’t want them sitting in the nesting boxes overnight.  Since some of the chickens sleep in the boxes, the last thing I wanted to happen would be for another hen to go broody! All the chickens …

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December 4, 2010
I knew that at some point it would begin.  This morning was strange.  Maybe love was in the air.  Yesterday, Chocolate decided to crow like crazy in the morning.  He was non-stop for about 20 minutes.  That had never happened before.  I just kept thinking, I can’t let you out until eight.  So, after about …

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November 26, 2010
I was worried about the first night for the three new girls.  During the day, the pecking was minimal but when night time came around, would they go up into the coop at night?  Would my old flock allow it?  So as dusk grew near, I kept checking.  Finally they went into the coop.  I …

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