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Sunny Spring Day on the Farm

We had such a nice day this week with warm weather and sunshine. The animals were all feeling frisky and friendly to “the staff.” Cooper, my rooster, kept following me around and clucking for my attention wherever I was doing … Continue reading

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Frostbite

I have tried to protect Cooper from the cold Michigan winter, I really have!  Several times I have scooped him up and cradled him in my arms as I smear sticky Vaseline on the tips of his comb and wattles. … Continue reading

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Field Day

It’s December 23 and we got a semi-heatwave so I treated the chickens to a walk around the farmyard to see what they could find.  Even at 2:30 pm the sun was so low that their shadows stretched out long behind them. They were … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Whoa, big winter storm!  Fortunately, we had nowhere we had to go today so we could sit gazing out the windows into the opaque white mist as the drifts grew. I take that back, I did have to go out to … Continue reading

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Cooper at His Finest — Maybe?

Just when I think our rooster has peaked, he matures a bit more and gets more handsome.  Cooper has a strange gargly crow that I thought he would grow out of but that much has stuck.  It is endearing to … Continue reading

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Coop Renovations

Cooper and his flock are having to adapt tonight.  We did some fine-tuning of their coop to make it easier to clean and insulated it a bit against the cold north wind we expect this winter. Their roosting bars are … Continue reading

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Cooper the Rooster

I’m quite fond of my “white” rooster, Cooper.  I put white in quotes because although it is hard to notice on a day-to-day basis, he has been changing color steadily.  This is good, because I believe he is an Isa … Continue reading

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Roosters!

Well, it’s pretty clear by now that we have two roosters in our flock.  “Buster” is a beautiful multi-colored Araucana with blue-green feet.  I guess he won’t be laying us any pink or blue eggs now.  He has a distinctive … Continue reading

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Moving Day (for the Chickens)

I think today is the day!  My little flock is cramped and tired of living their lives in a cardboard box.  The coop is 90% ready and the chicken run is half done.  I think they can live in the … Continue reading

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