Category Archives: Chickens

Ode to my Hen

Ode to my Hen May you rest in peace my dearest hen.  I never gave you a name, but you were my favorite.  You reminded me of my mother because you were always so interested in what I was doing in my garden.  Whether I was outside walking around with a cup of coffee in
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Americauna Chicks 2014

Americauna Chicks 2014 Once again I couldn’t resist getting some new chicks for 2014.   Last year it was my White Leghorn and New Hampshire Red, and this year it is two Americaunas.  The reason I wanted to get Americaunas  was because of the pastel colored eggs.  They’re so lovely and reminiscent of Easter.  After three
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Winter Lights & Winter Garden 2013

Winter Lights & Winter Garden 2013 Inspirational Moment: The Rebirth of Light By Dr. Maxine Kaye Then spoke the child: “I am come to bring peace, I am the child of joy, and to all who will, I give life. I am formed of happiness. I am come from the eternal stillness. Quietness and confidence
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Hen Pecking Problems

Hen Pecking Problems Unfortunately, my older hens (the Golden Wyandotte , the Giant Black Jersey and the  Buff Orpington) started to beat up on the white California Leghorn, so I had to separate her from the flock.  Her sister, the Road Island Red, who was raised with her since they were chicks didn’t do any
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Fencing out Chickens

Keeping Chickens out of the Garden This is a long overdue post that I had meant to get up last year, but as usual ran out of time and got preoccupied with a million other things.  If you have chickens in your yard then it’s a very relevant subject, and now that it’s planting season
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Chickens Gone Wild!

Chickens Gone Wild! Not everyone appreciates having chickens living next door.  If you’re inclined to let your chickens run wild around your property, they will more than likely begin to roam into your neighbors’ yards, and then you should be prepared for some back lash.  Not everybody is as fond and forgiving of chickens as
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Hens Eating Their Own Eggs – Part Two

Hens Eating Their Own Eggs – Part Two My hens are no longer eating their own eggs.   In the previous post on Hens Eating Their Eggs Again I outlined the steps I would take to prevent this carnivorous practice that my hens began to engage in.  It started after I had to lock them into
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Introducing Chicks to the Flock

Introducing New Chicks to the Existing Flock Not everyone has the options available to them to introduce new chicks to their existing urban flock in a way that will minimize bullying and henpecking by the older hens.  Fortunately, the method I used couldn’t have been more successful.  After what I had heard and read about,
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First Video Tour of My Garden Summer 2012

This is my first attempt at posting a video tour of my garden on You Tube.  One of the reasons it’s taken so long to get anything up is because I kept thinking I needed to do it with my video camera and then make sure and edit it to perfection.  I finally realized that
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Hens Eating Their Eggs Again!

Hens Eating Their Eggs Again! Chicken behaviour is still a mystery to me in many ways.  My hens weren’t pecking at their eggs until I fenced them in and wouldn’t allow them to roam the other areas of my yard anymore because of spring planting.  I’m wondering if they were missing the protein and other
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