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Chicks’ First Day

I guess I was a little cavalier about the baby chicks. I thought I’d given them a nice, safe brood box and we left to go to dinner with friends. When I went out to check them this evening, two … Continue reading

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Baby Chicks

It is so hard to resist adding baby chicks to the flock. We’ve told ourselves, “No.” on so many trips to the farm store, but I finally decided we’ll need a new generation to make up for our increasingly elderly … Continue reading

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Don’t Count Your Chickens…

I was sad yesterday, when I went out to check on the chickens and found that two babies had gone missing. They are small enough to slip in and out of their cage so I chalked it up to natural … Continue reading

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More Deluge Surprises

I went out to inspect the animals to see how the heavy rain impacted them. The cardboard box the baby chicks called home was soaked and falling apart. They were pecking holes in it already, so I quickly constructed a … Continue reading

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The Younger Generation

We found a farm store with two-week-old chicks and I bought 6 of them, so now we have 16 chickens on the farm. A two week head start is better than nothing, although it would have been nice to start … Continue reading

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Chicken’s Emerging Personality

Two weeks living with chickens, and they are beginning to exhibit some entertaining personalities.  As babies, they would peep continuously but with their beaks closed so I could not tell who was saying what.  Now, the larger ones have begun … Continue reading

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Chickies!

It is chicken adoption day at Bluestem Pond and I am so excited!  We went to the farm store and I got to pick out a dozen little day-old chicks to bring home.  I got 3 Araucana (they lay colored … Continue reading

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