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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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Adding Bedding to the Chicken Coop

The chickens really do not like to walk around in the snow so they spend a lot more time in the coop in the winter here in Michigan.  I gathered bags of leaves from the curb in the fall and … Continue reading

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Bitter Cold and Chickens

It is bitterly cold this weekend in Michigan, temperature around 10 degrees with a wind chill about -15.  However they are doing well, going out to the food and water.   What has worked for me these last two winters is … Continue reading

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The Roosters are starting to Man-Up

The two roosters I’ve got from the batch of Black Java’s are starting to act like the protectors I need them to be.  I find it amusing that when I catch one of the girls outside the fence and she … Continue reading

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The Predators Are Still Winning

I am still not successful in providing a safe place to live for my flock.  They are in an area with a lot of cover but I am still seeing losses, mainly around the edges.  There are at least 3 … Continue reading

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Chicks Discover The Woods

After keeping the chicks in a dog kennel for a couple of days inside the electric fence (hoping that the adult birds will get used to them) I let them out today.  They took right to the woods eating honeysuckle … Continue reading

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Moving Day – Possible Solution To Predator Problem

I’ve lost a couple more birds to the hawk so I have to do something.  I’ve decided to move the birds to what will be their winter location.  This is relatively close to the house so I can run power … Continue reading

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Predator Problem – Culprit Spoted

I’ve still been loosing chickens to predators, but it was looking a little different.  The carcass was still inside the electro-net fencing and one time even inside the coop.  Today I was getting them water and heard loud squawking that … Continue reading

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Problems Moving Chickens – Again

I’m starting to re-think my choice to use portable electric fencing for the chickens.  While it is easy to move it over 10′ or 20′ at a time on grass, the first tree you run into becomes a problem.  The … Continue reading

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Lost Two More Chickens

I lost two chickens a couple of days ago.  My wife saw what looked like a coyote running by the fence.  The White Leghorns really don’t want to stay in the fence and now I have one less.  The Black … Continue reading

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