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Coyote Attack!

Yesterday evening, HSB#1 went out to close up the chickens, he re-entered the house telling me to come quick.  One of the Buff Orpingtons was bleeding on her back.  I figured it was just the hens pecking on each other, … Continue reading

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Good Wood, Dog Crate, and Peeing in the Car

I think I had mentioned that I am planning on trying my hand at grafting some apple trees this year.  I have already ordered root stock.  A local orchard was kind enough to give me free scion wood if I … Continue reading

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Not Broody

It seems as though the hens were just playing at being broody.  We had marked the eggs that were being sat on so we lost only a few in discovering this.  It was kind of amusing.  The hens would seemingly … Continue reading

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Broody? One Can Hope.

When we started with chickens on the Homestead it was always my hope that we would have a self sustaining flock.  By that I mean a flock that has a hen or two that hatches eggs every year and I … Continue reading

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Get Them Out!

The turkeys and a few chickens had still been in the barn, and the smell was becoming a problem. Last week I had attempted to unite the clans, and it didn’t end well. So I needed more pens to get … Continue reading

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I Built a…. Box?

Last Friday came and by the time I realized it was the day our chicks were scheduled to be delivered it was already evening and the feed store was closed.  Saturday was so busy I forgot, and they were closed … Continue reading

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New Roo

As I mentioned here, we had to dispose of our last rooster as he was attacking people and I can’t have that.  My intent was to be rooster-less until the chicks that we get grow up and keep at least … Continue reading

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We Lost a Hen

Late this morning Homestead Boy #2 came inside exclaiming that there was a dead chicken in the coop. I grabbed some gloves and headed to check things out. Sure enough, there was a dead hen in the middle of the … Continue reading

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I Need One More Thing on My Plate

So I figured I should add something. After all, I’m not nearly busy enough. A little back story, I regularly check the “free” and “farm and garden” sections of our local craigslist. Recently I saw a listing for free rabbits … Continue reading

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We Lost a Chicken, Kind Of

This morning I got up and let the chickens out and continued about the morning’s activities. A short while later I heard Attila clucking. I figured she was laying an egg, why else would she be making so much noise, … Continue reading

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