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DIY Easter Egg Dye

Here’s a project for folks who like stuff cheap and easy. It’s not that I have anything against store-bought egg dye kits, it’s just that I came across some dye recipes and they were crazy easy and we already had … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The Occasional Farmer

Over the past week or so, I’ve spent more time down at our Brooklyn restaurant than in the past six months combined. We’ve had some really wonderful staffing changes, and I’ve been there to manage the transitions.  Being submerged back … Continue reading

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Naked Chicks Everywhere!

We might have a bit of a chicken problem. When we started keeping chickens, we rescued a starter flock of 12 Rhode Island Reds that were destined for a brief life in a factory farm.  This was an excellent and … Continue reading

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The Things We Do for Eggs

Molly, the Broody Hen, continues to sit on nothing for 23+ hours a day and something’s gotta give. Because she and another hen (one of the Marans) have taken up the two “best” nesting boxes for their broody behavior, the … Continue reading

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The Broody Hens Are Ruining It for Everybody

So, the broody hens are ruining it for everybody. Our Bantam Splash Cochin, Molly, had been diligently sitting three eggs (which, for the record, were not hers) for a couple of weeks.  Rather than do this in the coop, she … Continue reading

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