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Dec 02, 2018

My baby, Sweetpea

I have been keeping chickens strictly as pets, not for meat or anything of the sort (the eggs are just a bonus) since I was about 7. They've always been

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Dec 02, 2018

Duchess, my sweet

Our chicken raising adventures began at my mother's house. She brought home Rhode Island Red and Buff Orpington hatching eggs simply for the experience,

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Dec 02, 2018

Dumpling, my one and only

Some say it is to better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all. But this feeling, is the worst in the world. Dumpling wasn’t just a pet,

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Dec 02, 2018

Our Big Black Sophia

Sophia came to us as most chicks do, from our local feed store as a 2-3 day old baby chick. She was one of two black sexlinks we purchased that day. It

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Dec 02, 2018

A tribute to my best friend

Lopi was a rescue chicken and first became a part of my family in the middle of winter 2018. This was one of the coldest winters in several years and even

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Dec 02, 2018


Cocka was one of my 1st chicken purchases almost 2 years ago. He grew fast and weighed in at 20lbs. After a few months, I learned he was a meat bird.

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Dec 02, 2018

Eloise the Easter Egger

Eloise was one of our first four hens as we started with backyard chickens two and a half years ago. We lost one hen to fowlpox last year, and the other

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Jun 23, 2018

Animal husbandry: how to keep chickens healthy.

Good husbandry is the most effective way to prevent disease in any animal. Here are the 5 best ways to keep your chickens healthy all year round.

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Jun 13, 2018

A review of the best automatic chicken feeder on the market.

Grandpa's automatic chicken feeder is the best you can buy. I've had one for years, and here I explain why I wouldn't be without it.

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Jun 12, 2018

In Loving memory of 4 best friends

We had our four chickens for just over 2 months before a fox got to them this morning. I got to know these little creatures and watch each of their personalities

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