Tag Archives: hens

Big, Fat, Chicken Tears

01/06/2014

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That is what I have been crying.  My showy little Sumatra, Snapdragon got eaten a couple of weeks ago.  😦  RIP Snap.  We miss your bitchy ways and your beautiful paint job.   Then poor Clara Barton came home with a draggy wing and feathers missing from the back of her neck.  She recovered, but […]

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OH SNAP!

10/28/2013

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My hen Snapdragon is at least part Sumatra.  This makes her a bit wary, not as social as our other hens.  She hangs back from the flock, keeps her distance, doesn’t like being petted or fussed over like the others.  Sumatra hens tend to lay fewer eggs, one every 3 days or so.  In Snapdragon’s case, […]

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SNAKE

09/23/2013

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Today we came home from a delightful week at the beach, where we spent time with friends from Chicago and Germany. When we arrived home, the girly-birds were nowhere to be found. I opened the chicken coop to find a four foot long black snake with an egg in its gullet! John managed to snap […]

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Fresh from the Garden

07/10/2013

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The abundant rainfall (6.5″ at our house in 5 days) has everything green and growing at twice the normal rate.  My corn is 4′ high, no tassels yet.  The tomato plants are waist-high and covered in blooms and small fruit.  I started them from seed in April, so the early, prolific production surprised me.  Okra […]

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Egg-cellent!

07/08/2013

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The other day, I was talking about using a faux egg to entice my hens to lay inside their coop and not out in the brush.   A woman I work with, Hillary, crocheted this egg in about 3 minutes.  Isn’t it adorable?  Can’t  wait to show it to my birds! And wouldn’t a rustic bowl […]

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She’s Got… Personality!

04/20/2013

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Each day this past week, I’ve spent a little time feeding and tending our new pets. I named three of the four birds this week, as their personalities became obvious. (Yes, chickens do have personalities!) The 4th remains nameless, but my Facebook friends and my husband are providing suggestions. Feel free to offer up ideas. […]

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A Little Biddy Bit

03/08/2013

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LOOK WHAT WE ARE GETTING!  We are beginning to build the dream, a little biddy bit at a time.  See that chick with the black and white wings?  That’s our new Plymouth Barred Rock. (The others belong to my sister.) See that little bald eagle?  She’s coming to live with us too, along with two iridescent […]

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