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The Reluctant Chickenista

Chickens on our farm have always been the lowly, replaceable stock. That sounds bad in a way, but truly it isn’t meant that way, its just that in the scheme of things, where I struggle to have enough food for … Continue reading

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Prioritizing for the New Year

It is January 1st. today! Can you believe we have entered 2014?! I mean, we made it through 2012, which was pretty amazing since the world was supposed to end, but then some thought it was just on a delayed … Continue reading

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Eating Chicken

Last night I cooked the roosters we butchered, oh, 5 days ago. That doesn’t sound so hard, but in reality I have never roasted my own chickens. I always had older birds that I boiled, or at least cut up … Continue reading

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Fixin’ Chicken

Tonight I prepared the chickens we processed earlier in the week for Sunday meals. It was bittersweet in some ways. Zombie chicken faced his second death, and this time didn’t rise. It was also the boys first time being present … Continue reading

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Chicken Zombies

This morning dawned cold and clear. I headed to the barn to do the morning chores, milking and feeding the goats, rabbits, and guinea pig. Next I looked in on the chickens and gave them their water, noting they were … Continue reading

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Painting the Chicken Coop

I have been talking about the chicken coop addition I have been working on for a while now, and it is finally almost complete. An end wall in a nest box and latches, plus a gate to the pen, are … Continue reading

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Raising Chicks

I thought I might put together some information on how I raise chicks when I succumb to getting some without using a broody hen. I have found a few things really help make it a success. ~First, you need a … Continue reading

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