Tag Archives: Animals

The Babies are Full Grown Now

I have 21 chickens, four roosters and seventeen hens.  The roosters and seven of my hens were purchased when they were full-grown from local breeders or animal swaps.   Yes, they have animal swaps, who knew.  Ten of my hens were purchased as chicks this spring. I had always chose to buy full-grown chickens, believing […]

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The Bravest Silkie in the World

I saw this video and couldn’t get over how cute and touching it was.  Loosing two of my silkie hens to a hawk made it hit close to home and I may have shed a tear!   I am amazed at the amount of time that it had to take to put this video together […]

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Baby Chick Progress, The Preschool Years!

The baby chicks are only 18 days old, but man oh man they have really grown.  They are definitely ready for a bigger pen to live in. They are all roosting at night and I feed them 3 or 4 times a day.  I made a larger outdoor playpen for them to go in when […]

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Why I Keep Bees!

Why do I keep bees? Our last home sat on 47 acres overlooking the Ohio River.   The home was built in the 30’s and the original owner had cattle, sheep, and chickens.  The chicken coop, which was huge, still stood on the property.  That was one of the reason I decided to start keeping […]

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They are so FREAKIN’ cute!

ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST ADDITIONS…. Picked up the baby chicks yesterday.  I had to drive about 30 minutes to the Hatchery.  Once I arrived I was asked at a small window what my name was, the lady disappeared and a few minutes later came out with this small box in her hands filled with these 10 […]

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Chickens Love Bath Time….

Chickens love to give themselves dust baths. They’ll flop onto their sides, close their eyes and just roll around, flinging dirt everywhere. They get the dirt way down into their feathers until it reaches their skin. When they are done, they’ll shake it all off and feel fresh and clean. In addition to cleaning the […]

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