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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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Potatoes and Chicken Fights

On Tuesday and Wednesday Homestead Boy #1 harvested potatoes for me.  In all honesty he was getting into trouble and it was the first thing I could think of to get him out of the house doing something that would … Continue reading

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Flock Integration

When the big coop was finished, we moved three separate pens of birds into the one coop.  That included two roosters and about 22 hens all joining together as one big, hopefully happy, flock.  I left them in the coop … Continue reading

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Too Many Roosters = Butchering Day

It just so happened that my good friend Ruth at Firesign Family Farms was having a butchering day today.  I was able to make it, and I had a few extra roosters to take with me.  Before today we had … 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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Big Red and Minor Miracles

Yesterday I took the four oldest kids and we went to pick up our new rooster from my friend. She had kept him for me for far longer than either she or I were planning so I am very grateful. … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Protection, Michigan Right to Farm Act

There are proposed changes to the Michigan Right to Farm Act that could seriously jeopardize anyone who wants to have even a few hens to produce their own eggs. Call the Michigan Agriculture Commission at 517-284-5718 and tell them that … Continue reading

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