Monthly Archives: February 2012

Little Flyers, well not quite.

At seven this morning, as I was drinking my first cup of coffee and checking my email, a commotion arose in the brooder bin. From across the room I could see a baby chick climb on top of the feeder, … Continue reading

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Farming life is hard sometimes

We lost another chick today, unexpectedly. When I changed their water and food, and checked for pasty butt this morning, everyone seemed healthy and happy. When I came home after work, one little one was gasping for air. She did … Continue reading

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Digging to China

The chicks have kept us entertained with their most recent antic: digging. Digging a LOT. They love the new pine shavings, and have discovered that they can kick it around and on each other in their attempt to find out … Continue reading

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Chick tricks

Here are a few entertaining activities regarding our chicks: 1. They often stretch their legs back as if they are stretching to go for a run. I’d love to get a picture of this, but the camera really freaks them … Continue reading

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And then there were 14

We now have 10 Barred Rocks and 4 Buff Orpingtons. I’ll call the Hatchery tomorrow to get replacements for our loss (almost half!). We lost three more throughout the day yesterday, the ones that weren’t doing well. However, our current … Continue reading

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A Coop is a Coop. . .Or is it?

We need a new coop. We need a new coop for the girls. . .I built this chicken ark from these plans I found online. It seemed like a great idea, an Ark! Pick it up, two-person carry, and move … Continue reading

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So much happiness and tragedy in one box

The baby chicks arrived today! Greer and I obsessively checked the tracking number until we found that they were ready for us at the Post Office. We went to our local Post Office (three blocks away) in a hurry to … Continue reading

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