Tag Archives: Poultry

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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Food safety | Homeland Security News Wire

Read this article on line this morning and thought it was worth sharing.  You can see the article on the Homeland Security News Wire  The federal government has come up with a new proposal to examine chickens for contaminates and diseases, and the proposal has some people concerned and others outright scared; the proposal would […]

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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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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 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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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 Chicks are One Month Old.

The lovely ladies are a month old now, and to say that they have grown is an understatement!  They spend their days outside in their ‘designer’ pen eating grass, looking for bugs and eating, eating, eating. I gave everyone a treat yesterday.  Watermelon.  Chickens love Watermelon!  It’s actually a great treat to give them on […]

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