Tag Archives: baby chicks

The Awesome Australorp.

The dead of winter, even in California, is not exactly baby chick season. It is a time for hens and their keepers to hunker down and dream hopefully of the coming time of daffodils. But I needed chicks and I … Continue reading

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Forwarding Address: Roost Bar, North/The Coop

The eagles, so to speak, have landed. Operation Instant Flock is completed! And no one is more surprised than I am at its success. The time-tested “recipe” for mixing new birds with established hens is to wait until the young … Continue reading

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Winter Chicks: Adding to the Flock

“Chicken math”, they call it. It is the way we rationalize the addition of cute little baby chicks without necessarily penciling out the consequences of the total sum. Ask any flock keeper what they would do differently if they could … 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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Name that chick!

Drum roll please! Here is the highly anticipated chick-naming poll! There was a highly un-scientific winnowing of the name submissions from Saturday by a panel of, um, dare I call them judges? If your submission did not make the cut, you … Continue reading

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