Tag Archives: 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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200th Post and A Sunshine Award!

I received a new award from Emma at Miss Apis Mellifera.  I would like to formally thank Emma for nominating my little ol’ blog for this award.  If you have time stop over and visit Emma at her blog Miss Apis Mellifera.  She is located in London and loves her bees and has a wicked sense […]

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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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The Little Ladies have Moved on Up!

I finally moved the little girls into the run with the big gals and their Roosters.  I ran chicken wire dividing off part of the run so that they would be safe from any over aggressive older ladies or gents.  For the most part they have been thoroughly ignored by the other group.  A complete […]

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My Morning in the Kitchen Garden in Pictures

This morning the Fog was heavy and it made the garden so peaceful.  I took some pics and wanted to share.  The dew was showcasing the spiderwebs and making the plants glow green.  Foghorn was doing his morning jog around the garden letting his crows fly.  There were no bees or butterflies out this early […]

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A New Home for the Baby Chicks!

The chicks are three weeks old now and have more than doubled in size.  They were really tired of living in their tiny brooder and would stop and stare at me anytime I walked past.  Let me tell you it sent chills down my spine to have 10 tiny chicks freeze and give me the […]

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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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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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How to DIY Brooder….baby chicks arriving soon!

Baby chicks are coming! I will pick them up at noon today at Mt. Healthy Hatchery. I had to build them a brooder to keep them in until they are big enough to stay in the coop outside. I found this DIY brooder on-line at Fresh Eggs Daily blog.  A great source of information on anything […]

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Grow your own Strawberries!

I added fifteen new Strawberry plants today to my Strawberry patch.  I love Strawberries!  They are a superfood and they go great with chocolate -whats not to love!! 🙂 They are super easy to grow and who wouldn’t love walking outside and having a beautiful Strawberry ready to be picked, picking it, and eating it!  Plus […]

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