Tag Archives: Chicken

Free Range Chickens

When I embarked upon this chicken-keeping venture last year I fully intended to let them free-range in my yard.  It’s so much better for them to forage for food and have the freedom to run around and pursue their chicken … Continue reading

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Baby Chicks – Moving Outside

Well my Buff Orpington Chicks have made the transition from garage-dwellers to coop-dwellers.  At 8 weeks old and fully feathered I figured it was time.  Last weekend, on a brilliantly sunny and warm day, I gave the chicken run a … Continue reading

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Baby Chicks – Adding to My Flock

My experience in poultry keeping over the past year has been extremely rewarding.  The chickens satisfy my desire for more critters, give my suburban garden that rural atmosphere I love AND they provide food for my family and potent organic … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Eggs

My little flock of hens bring me much joy and sustenance. In fact, I am enjoying my adventures in chicken-keeping so much that I’m even considering adding to my flock.  However, last week I developed a small problem.  The five … Continue reading

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Happy Hens = Many Eggs!

If, as they say, happy hens lay more eggs, then my girls must be joyous!  Egg production has ramped up considerably, today I got 6 (from 6 hens).  Can’t expect any better than that! I recently screwed up my courage … Continue reading

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Egg Farming

My New Garden Project for 2011 is almost complete!  I’m working on improving my food security, and to that end I decided a few chickens would be just the ticket, providing my family with fresh eggs and manure for my … Continue reading

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