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Figuring out the way to raise chickens and enjoy delicious eggs

Eggs have arrived, and double yolks are the norm…yum!

So far all is well. We had some early eggs on my birthday, July 27th. They taste so fresh but they were teeny at first. They are starting to get bigger but not all 5 are laying. Even so, we … Continue reading

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Egg laying is on the agenda…and we lose a chicken.

I know it has been a long time but we lost one of the Plymouth Barred Rocks. What bothers us is that we don’t know how it happened. We forgot to close the door on the coop one night, and … Continue reading

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Getting back on topic somewhat, Chickens are 11 weeks old. 2 months to eggs!

I know the last post was weird and had nothing to do with chickens but we are back on track. They are getting big and developing their combs and wattles, starting to look like adult chickens. Their personalities are getting … Continue reading

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Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Returns

Originally posted on Pearls Before Swine:
Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning. He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence.  Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken…

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say but I’m sorry we got some pretty ladies….:-)

Our chickens are doing very well. They are starting to develop wattles and combs. They run to come see us especially if we have treats like rice or noodles or veggies left over from dinner. They love the treats but … Continue reading

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Hail to the chickens?! Sudden thunderstorm came up….

We heard the thunder first and saw some lightening. I decided to gather the girls and get them in the coop. Within a few minutes the hail was pounding the house, the cars, the new flowers we planted. The hail … Continue reading

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Expanded the condo!

As you can see the chickens are just about fully feathered and quite a bit bigger. They are still going to get bigger so we expanded their coop to give them sufficient room. They are supposed to have 1-2 square … Continue reading

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