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RIP Regina Reggiotto the best chicken there ever was.

Regina eating with my dog

Regina was a Rhode Island Red that was rescued from a slaughterhouse. My brother is orthodox Jewish and practicing Jewish slaughtering (it’s called shechita

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Rosa, Yella and Bluela

My husband got our 3 year old girl 3 chicks . They were dyed pink yellow and blue so we named them Rosa,Yella and Bluela. Our little one adored them and

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The first time i saw Noodles she was screaming for her life while being weighed at a butcher's shop. But she wasn't heavy enough so the butcher weighed

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Late Night Stroll

Elizabeth was born on March 1st 2009 in New Jersey. She was a white Leghorn who was used for eggs in a tiny cage shared by 3 other hens. I had just gotten

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The Story of Mr. P 2020-2022

We got him from a lady because I really wanted a Polish chicken. She had 3 Polish roosters, so we got all 3 because they needed homes and a couple of hens

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My first baby chicks!

My 3 youngsters!

This is my first time raising chicks and it is going well! Patty is a Speckled Sussex, Goldie is a Buff Brahma Bantam and April is a Creme Legbar!

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Jack Bird

At around 4PM on the 1st of December, 2021, our dear friend Jack, passed-away… For an entire month I have struggled at addressing and finalizing this

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Bertie the Hen

Yesterday was a soft, mild, sunny day for late November here in Maine so I let my four girls out for some free range time, knowing that a snowstorm was

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Speckletail was an ISA Brown chook who we got in about October 2016. Before then, we had chooks only really for eggs, so they weren't really pets or friendly.

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Sinead, Phidelma, Lucy, Molly and Casper. Mrs. Dineen, Ms Marple, and Sideburns - You were loved

We had 8 chickens, raised from chicks, in our coop. They were Blue Andalusian, Rhode Island Red, Wyandottes and Buff Orpington and they were all beautiful

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Chicken breeds: a book review of Storey’s Illustrated Guide.

Pin - Storey's guide to poultry breeds, book review.

Trying to decide on which poultry breeds you’d like next? Here’s a detailed review of a well illustrated, comprehensive handbook.

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The Chicken Health Handbook: a review

Pin Chicken Health Handbook review

Gail Damerow’s bible on chicken health will become one of the most well used books in your library. Find out why, here.

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A monthly health check sheet to ensure your chickens' welfare.

Pin chicken health checksheet

How to be vigilant when checking your chickens' health: run through these simple checks to make sure you catch illness in time.

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A little boy and his Ginger

My 2 grandsons raised the family 4 hens from day olds. I don't know the breed - beautiful rich red colour. There was Ginger, Bronzie, Henny Penny and

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RIP Bluey

I was given many reasons why having guineas was unwise: more difficult, less domesticated. I was told not to expect them to be like chickens. I've never

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