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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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Noodles

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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Elizabeth-Renee

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

Speckletail

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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