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Chicken Coop – Rebuilding the Roosts

With the size of my flock increasing I didn’t have enough roosting space. Also I got a 10 spot nest box from Craig’s List that I hadn’t planed for when I build the coop. Therefore I decided it was time … 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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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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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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