Tag Archives: roosters

Crying Fowl

Since the moment we started farming, we have cheerfully and gratefully taken in rescues and castaways of all descriptions. We started with a flock of Rhode Island Reds we found on Craigslist. Driving almost an hour to collect them, we … Continue reading

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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

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Top Ten Lists Can be Fun!

Many WordPress bloggers have been sharing year-end reports and my favorite blogger (Bill of White Flint Farm) has done so as well.  His was done in the form of his top-ten posts, stats-wise, and I thought it would be fun to follow suit. … 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 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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The Saga of Molly the Bantam Splash Cochin

About two years ago, we went to a local farm swap to see what that was like. While it was kinda creepy–mainly a bunch of folks selling animals out of the back of their vehicles–there were also some very nice … 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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