Tag Archives: backyard chickens

Highly seasoned.

As a Midwesterner marooned in SoCal, it took me decades to accept what passes for seasons here. January through December, all I saw was weather that was never too cold but never quite warm enough. No, of course it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Teen Angst.

As if we hadn’t dealt with it already x 4, we’ve got teens in our midst. These two are getting their combs and feeling their oats: Edith, the Buff Orpington: And Willa, the Salmon Faverolle: At two months of age, … Continue reading

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Two hens are better than one.

Oh what a difference a month makes: the baby chicks are almost teenagers! While we were away, Edith and Willa grew from this: to this: Last week, Bella signaled the beginning of the end of motherhood by departing from her … Continue reading

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Just add chicks!

Ran into neighbors the other day who were lamenting their dwindling flock of chickens. When you have just a handful of hens and no rooster and you live in an area where hawks patrol daily and coyotes prowl by night, … Continue reading

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A new chicken chapter.

Because things weren’t complicated enough with a new puppy and a broken arm, right? Life must go on, and Bella was broody. How broody? This broody: And once Bella goes broody, she goes fiercely, stubbornly, decidedly, indubitably broody. She sits … Continue reading

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Jail bird?

Q: Why did the chicken cross the courtroom? A: Because Maurice, the rooster, is on trial – for being a rooster! Until recently, Maurice lived peacefully in the French island village of Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron with his three French hens and devoted … Continue reading

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A truly fine feathered friend.

The day before we left town, Pippa popped up to visit with me as I was wiping down a roost bar. She knew she could count on extra treats from me when it was just the two of us in … Continue reading

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