Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jailbreak.

The CE let Hope and the chicks out of the pen for a bit yesterday and forgot that the gate from the Chicken Kingdom to the Big World was open. They made a run for it, which meant we spent … Continue reading

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It may be summer, but here’s an Autumn update

Miss Autumn’s day so far: early morning poke-about in the Chicken Kingdom, attended by humans bearing liberal handouts of scratch, a nap on the hallway Oriental carpet, brief altercation with sister Hope, who interprets any move in her direction as … Continue reading

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She’s alive and clucking, but don’t read this before eating!

Autumn just returned from the vet and we are poorer by – no, I really can’t tell you how much we just spent on chicken healthcare. Only a fellow poultry enthusiast could understand, and even most of those would probably … Continue reading

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Terrible. Horrible. No good, very bad weekend…keeping our fingers crossed.

I know you’re getting used to more frequent blog posts, so I will try not to disappoint. Just don’t get spoiled, okay? After all, there’s only so much one can say about chickens and the randomness of life, which is … Continue reading

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Hey, what’s that cute chick’s name?

The ballots are in, and after much deliberation, the little ones have officially been named. The powers that be (more or less) followed the voter’s wishes, with a few deviations here¬†and there:¬†some voter irregularities, a few behind-the-scenes manipulations – hey, … Continue reading

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A real chicken dinner.

No, we didn’t put the flock in a pot, but some distant cousins did grace our table last night. Ashleigh made a divine roast chicken dinner. I know there is a moral dilemma inherent in both eating and raising chickens, … Continue reading

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Henpecked!

The chicks are growing so fast! Since Hope is raising them, I haven’t really gotten close enough to take individual pictures of them, so the CE and I endeavored to “borrow” the babies for a photo shoot this morning. This … Continue reading

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