Tag Archives: hens

WTF, Chickens?

Back in January, I wrote about the plethora of eggs we’d been getting from our hens. That was two months ago, and the ladies have only become more prolific since then. Since we track our eggs daily, we tend to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The F***ing Starlings

Starlings are the worst. And they are absolutely EVERYWHERE these days. They are eating more of the chicken feed than the chickens, whatever pig feed might be left in the troughs, and we are finding starling poop on surfaces that defy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

An Exaltation of Eggs

We are getting anywhere from two to four times as many eggs as we did this time last year. While our flock is constantly changing due to hatching, culling, and thievery (I’m looking’ at you, hawks and foxes), our numbers … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Early this spring, we added about a half dozen leghorn chickens to our flock. Of these, only one turned out to be a rooster.  And he is a beauty–pure white with bright red comb and wattle–really, he looks exactly like Foghorn … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

These Chicks Have Two Mommies (or, It Takes a Village)

One by one, our hens have gone broody over the past two months. Fifteen new chicks have joined our flock in that time, hatched from four broody mamas. And now there are even more. These new chicks came from a clutch of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment