Category Archives: All Things Poultry

June in October.

You may not want to think about this as you peer into a bucket of extra crispy KFC, but every chicken has a personality. I’m not saying I’ve met a hen who’s up there with Mahatma Gandhi, but there have been … Continue reading

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The Last Fruits of Fall.

Thwack! Thwack! Thwack! Is that the sound of the sky falling?  And then a tremendously loud THWACK, as a deluge of acorns crashes upon the hard plastic roof of the chicken pen. Incredibly, the hens take no notice. You see, … Continue reading

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A Chicken in Every Plot.

Okay, so I didn’t get the cover story. That honor went to “Raising Meat Birds”, with an arresting photo of a turkey whose neck wattle gives mine a run for its money. Fair enough. But if you go to page … Continue reading

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In which I howl about coyotes.

I heard them again the other night. Yip-yip-yipping somewhere behind our property. It’s an almost nightly serenade, a pack of coyotes, celebrating their latest kill; maybe a gopher or a squirrel, but more likely a bunny rabbit or some careless … Continue reading

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There’s a storm coming.

All our thoughts are with Florida today, as Irma plows forward with the Keys in her crosshairs. I’m so grateful that folks there have their priorities straight – shelter, safety, and chickens. Hundreds of feral chickens roam the streets of … Continue reading

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Hungry in Manhattan: The Prix Fixe Lunch, Part IV

What’s the first thing I think of when you say “New York”? “Statue of Liberty?” Nope. “Times Square?” Nawww. “Shrimp Salad with Avocado, Tomato and Champagne Vinegar Dressing?” How did you guess? The prix-fixe lunch at Nougatine is an essential … Continue reading

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June…or Junior?

Had a chat with a neighbor who is a fellow chicken keeper. We’ve swapped notes about our birds before and we’ve consoled one another after the coyotes roared through, treating our coops as the neighborhood KFC’s. Always look forward to … Continue reading

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