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12 Days of Chickenmas

It’s that most wonderful time of the year – the time when flockkeepers brace for a new round of chicken-themed gifts coming their way. I happen to be up to my wattle in chicken tchotchkes but for everyone else out … Continue reading

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Taken Abawk: Chickens Beat The Odds.

They say the average life span of a chicken is 5-7 years. Well, except, that is, for the one on your dinner plate. Which is why a little white hen made the news this summer. UPC (United Poultry Concerns) reported … Continue reading

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Up with the Chickens.

Sometimes it just seems like the days blur together. And other times they actually blur together, as in yesterday and today, which were linked, in my world, by only two hours of sleep. Instead of a visit from the  Sandman, … Continue reading

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Billion$$ of Reasons to Love Chickens.

Surely you saw the biggest news moment of the week. The one in which Bill Gates professed “It sounds funny, but I mean it when I say that I am excited about chickens.” Bill Gates, in case you haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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And the egg watch begins.

It wasn’t even quite 7 a.m. the other morning when I heard a cacophony outside in the coop. I grabbed my cup of coffee and strode out to see what was up. An early morning intruder? An internecine conflict that … Continue reading

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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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Drumstick Please: It’s National Poultry Day

It’s your clucky day! Whether it’s shrink-wrapped in your refrigerator, a tub of extra-crispy at the drive-through or, as in my case, cackling in the coop, today, March 19, is National Poultry Day, declared by someone at some point (no … Continue reading

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