Author Archives: Jerry

Hen Sheltering Chicks

It was a cool evening and the chicks were out running around and one of the hens kept her wings out a bit form her body and the chicks would go in and out as they felt they needed warmth. … Continue reading

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Quick Video of Hatched Chicks

Here is a quick little video of the chicks that hatched for us when a hen went broody.

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Trying Beekeeping Again

I got two packages of bees and installed them in hives.  When I tore the have apart in the spring I found a family of mice had moved in and I believe that is why the bees didn’t make it … Continue reading

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Mice In My Beehive

I broke down my beehive to see if I could tell what happened.  I discovered that there was a nest of mice in the bottom hive box.  I suspect that is what did in my hive.  I was surprised because … Continue reading

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Chick’s Have Hatched

I went out to collect eggs  and heard peeping. I was only able to see two of them as the hens were not really inclined to let me take a good look under them.  I’m hoping to see maybe 20 … Continue reading

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Future Vegetable Garden

Previous locations haven’t worked out as a place to grow vegetables so my plan is to clear the brush and garbage trees in this area.  This shot is looking south so the good Black Walnut in the foreground can stay … Continue reading

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Broody Hen

She is giving me the “Keep your hand away look”

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We Have A Broody Hen

We appear to have a hen go broody.  The last couple of days the same hen is in the same nesting box, refusing to leave.  Time to do some research about broody hens and chicks hatching. There is no telling … Continue reading

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Plans For 2015

This is the year I get back to some vegetable production and maybe some other annual plants.  I have found a few places that have not done so well in the past, this year I’m trying a new plot.  This … Continue reading

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The Snow is Melting Fast

After a bitterly cold winter spring has sprung with a vengeance.  In just a couple of days the more than a foot of snow is rapidly disappearing.  The chickens are glad to have the ground clear to scratch and peck. … Continue reading

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