Tag Archives: Delaware Chicken

Matters of life and death.

There are certain mistakes I have repeated often enough that I can consider myself an expert at failure in those areas. The hubris of thinking I am in charge is one of them. I created MY Chicken Kingdom, where I thought … Continue reading

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Sad news.

I’m so sorry to bring sad tidings to your merry Christmas. Yesterday afternoon I went over to the coop to check in on the girls and immediately noticed only three of them standing in the pen. 3 pm is late … Continue reading

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The “egg song” and the “squat”.

Remember how quiet my chickens were? Not anymore. They are currently making such a racket I heard it upstairs on the other side of the house. It’s mostly Lily, who sounds much more like a goose than a chicken. She … Continue reading

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Egg on my face.

I know you’re all waiting with bated breath for the update: yesterday I told you that Lily was sitting in the nesting spot Hope created, but I was wrong! A case of mistaken identity: it wasn’t Lily – it was … Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

Coming-of-age rituals are common in the human world. Celebrations and solemn ceremonies abound. For chickens, however, things are less exciting. No engraved invitations. No limos or live bands. Poor dears, all they get is a new bag of food that … Continue reading

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“Cluck you”

Well, at least I think that’s what I heard the girls say when they heard what was on the menu last night. Bernadette was joining us for dinner, so Victoria made something special: roast chicken. When I texted Bernadette to … Continue reading

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All cooped up.

The girls spent their second night in the coop. They seem a bit puzzled as to why we keep forgetting to open the door to the run, but otherwise happy. When I brought them meal worms yesterday afternoon to appease … Continue reading

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