Tag Archives: Backyard Chickens

Chicken Facts: A Roosters Crow

Roosters crow all the time. The connection with the sun coming up is a misconception.  They might, on occasion, crow right at dawn.  Foghorn starts his deep loud crow usually 30 minutes before the sun crests the horizon. However, roosters crow whenever they feel like it: morning, noon and night, not to mention afternoon, evening […]

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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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Garden’s Are Showing End of Season Blooms

Usually about this time, I am pretty fed up with the garden.  The blooms are fading and the produce is flowing, which means I am in the kitchen canning.  On top of it I usually dread the kids going back to school.  I know what your thinking… WHAT!   However, my boys are either out […]

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The Babies Have Moved Into the Big House!

The 10 little ladies have gotten so big, though dare I say it, I’m pretty sure their is a boy in the batch.  When you buy chicks from a hatchery you can pay extra to have the chicks sexed to make sure you end up with hens, the success rate of sexing day old chicks […]

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Chickens Home Sweet Home

I’m hosting a tour today through the home of the Backyard chicken gang that lives in my backyard. My chicken coop was built by Horizon Structures based out of Pennsylvania.  My coop is a 5 x 6′  that is built to hold 12-15 chickens, though with my chickens being free range it can hold 15-18. […]

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The Gals and their Roosters!

I have been very remiss in not blogging about the older gals and their roosters.  It isn’t for lack of information to share because they have been keeping me as busy as the little girls have been. Unfortunately Foghorn has been put in solitary confinement due to his violent amorous ways.  I had to partition […]

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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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What a Beautiful Day Today!

Today was a busy day around here! Yesterday it started raining around 10:00 a.m and it didn’t stop until around 6:00. So nothing got done after we set up the bee hives. Today was sunny and beautiful outside with the temperature reaching 82 degrees.  So with all the rain and today’s heat, weeds decided to […]

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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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