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“A Broody Always Knows Best”

Another lesson in not being in charge. Hope has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that she knows what she’s doing and that the humans can kindly get out of her face. Other than shifting a few inches here … Continue reading

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Domestic Bliss

I went back into worry mode last night. Every time I went to check on the babies from 4 pm on, this is all I saw: The handholders on BYC continued their chorus of “IT’S FINE!” so I went to … Continue reading

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Meet Mama Hope and her Baby Chicks!

Success!!!! It worked! I tiptoed into the coop after lunch this afternoon, and was greeted by this: I could hardly believe it! All the chicks are popping in and out from under Hope – taking little exploratory walks, getting a … Continue reading

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And you thought I was crazy?

It’s a given that this chicken journey smacks just a bit of the cockeyed. “Too much time on their hands” is probably the first thought, followed by “do they allow involuntary commitment in California?”.  I think we’ve managed to keep … Continue reading

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Chicken Check Up

A poster on http://www.backyardchickens.com described a 14-week-old Rhode Island Red pullet that was on the brink of death, apparently from a combination of Pasty Butt and being bullied by the other flock members. She was saved and is apparently on … Continue reading

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Good morning!

We had a Pasty Butt redux scare yesterday afternoon, so I was apprehensive when I came out to check on the chicks this morning. I heard no peeping at all when I came into the room, so was prepared for … Continue reading

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