Category Archives: Chickens

Chickens are useful for cleaning up compost piles

This is the keep back hatching clutch of mixed eggs from this spring and a fine group they are, could not be more pleased with them. The purebreds are in their own group at this time and one of the … Continue reading

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Growing Feathers! The Chicks are no longer fluffy!

Dear momma pointed out that I had not taken any new photos of the chicks in a while an she is right.. They are growing well, doing great, active and bright eyed, clean legs and feathers are coming in. I have … Continue reading

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Hatch 1-The final round up.

In a tote with wire topper and a heat lamp over it (they will move to the bigger tote with the in-floor heating  in a few days) sits 17 chicks. This result breaks down in a few ways and we are … Continue reading

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Happy Easter 2017

Wishing all my readers a very happy Easter 2017, I wish you many blessing to come though the year and hope that this weekend, you have done whatever makes your world a happier place be it quiet time, working time, … Continue reading

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Peep, Peep- Its starting.. we will have Fluffy Chicks for Easter Sunday

It’s starting!! Not I just need to sit on my hands for the next 24 hours.. and wait it out! 5 have started so far and so much peeping going on in there when I put my ear to the … Continue reading

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Hatch 1 -Last check before lock down.

Well, I will admit to be being a tough day to have lost a number of the eggs in between the checks but most of the loss’s where in the bought eggs, (bought hatching eggs have a poor hatch rate … Continue reading

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Hatch 1- Fertile Check

Life is blooming in Hatch 1! Man is it hard to be quick and try to get a photo of a back-lit egg that shows  those babies.. I was not able to show the veins that I could see with the … Continue reading

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Hatching Eggs-Set #1

42 eggs are in Hatch #1 this year, a mix of possible chicks, we will see how it goes, I am hoping to do 4 sets of hatches this year, we will see if the hens are willing to produce … Continue reading

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Spring Eggs Collecting for hatching

O dippy egg, you are my favorite.. I like eggs in so many ways but I truly adore a good dippy egg fried up in home rendered duck or beef or pork fat, the edges crisp, the white set and … Continue reading

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Buying Meat Chicks?

I am working on our meat production for the year and I am hedging on things, like most things in my life, I tend towards the prepared side of things, the have a backup to your backup..  or two is … Continue reading

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