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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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Babies for Bella!

It has been a long, sleepless night and this midwife is tired! Yesterday noon we picked up two darling peeping chicks at the feed store, a Blue Cochin and an Ameraucana. Cochins are the Asiatic breed fancied by Queen Victoria. … 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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To brood or not to brood; that is the question…

The chicks had an excellent day yesterday – all of them skittering around the brooder and having a lot of fun exploring their new world. All of which changed abruptly when half of the babies left to set up housekeeping with … Continue reading

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