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The Boy Who Lived

We have found ourselves inundated with roosters of late. Now, in a flock of about four dozen chickens, give or take, you really don’t want/need more than three rosters, tops.  I’m super happy with two. In wintertime, when the hens … Continue reading

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What’s Eating You?

Everythings seems to be disappearing. So far this month, we have lost seven chickens, three rows of beet greens, and four rows of rainbow chard.  All just gone. Now, we know that the first three chickens were eaten by foxes, … Continue reading

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The Mad Rooster Culler

We have some beautiful roosters. Our main man, Tough Guy, is a Black Copper Marans and he, quite literally, rules the roost.  The hens belong to him and he is strut and swagger from crown to talon.  He’s a truly … Continue reading

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Goat Eggs (but really, Olive Eggers)

I think our goats have started laying eggs. I don’t know how or, quite frankly, why, but there’s indisputable evidence that they have. As luck would have it, there’s no discernible difference between goat eggs and chicken eggs, so we’ve … Continue reading

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Chickens, Chickens Everywhere, Nor Any Eggs to Eat

When we started keeping chickens, we bought a dozen Rhode Island Reds (RIRs) from a guy down near Red Hook, New York.  The hens were about 16 months old and they cost $2 each.  It was the perfect starter flock. … Continue reading

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Spraddle Leg Chick

While I’m sitting around waiting for Cindy to kid (aaaaaaaaaany minute now…), I thought I might mention that our Black Copper Marans eggs have started to hatch.  Of the dozen eggs we put in the incubator 22 days ago, 10 … Continue reading

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