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We Have Some Chicks Hatched

We got a bit of a surprise when this mother hen showed up with 4 chicks.  We did not know we had a brooding hen.  I later found the nest she made in some tall weeds near our house.  She takes these … Continue reading

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Possum In The Chicken Coop

For some time now our egg production has been very low and we have lost several birds.   I haven’t been able to figure out what the problem is. Tonight I had to collect eggs after dark and was startled … Continue reading

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DIY Chicken Feeder

After being unhappy with my store bought hanging chicken feeder I decided to make my own.  The biggest problem I needed to solve was to make it so rain wouldn’t get into the food.  As you can see from this picture this … Continue reading

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Chicken Killed Last Night

We heard some commotion late last night and I went out this morning and there was a chicken dead and partially eaten in the coop. I checked and the electric fence was still on and surrounding their area so I … Continue reading

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Planting Update – Paw Paw, Wood Phlox & Comfrey

An update on some of what we have growing.  Many of the areas we only mow a couple of times a year now have wood phlox growing.  While we did not plant it I think it is very pretty.   … Continue reading

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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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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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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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