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Spring Cleaning – Stripping the Coop!

Just a quick update for those new chicken moms! It’s important to do a deep clean of the coop at least twice a year. So in order to keep track my suggestion is to clean in the spring and fall…. Continue Reading →

Chicken Time Out

  Over the last weekend I was doing my usual chicken check and noticed that when I ventured out only nine ladies greeted me in the outside run like they usually do. When I opened up the door to the… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Chickens!

We have had our ten ladies for a little over a year now. They are in the process of molting, so they are rather odd looking at the moment but we still love them. We celebrated them by getting them… Continue Reading →

We’re Alive!

Hi! Yes, we are in fact alive! January has been one crazy month. There was lots of traveling in the beginning, then settling into my new job and then most recently a week of the crazy virus that has been… Continue Reading →

Training Chickens – Chicken Update!

OK, so not actually training them. We aren’t that crazy…or ARE we?! We are kind of training them, training them to not sleep in the wonderfully cozy nesting boxes we created for them and roost on the pole we so… Continue Reading →

Chickens 3 Month Update

Our little ladies are just about 3 months old. I guess I shouldn’t say little anymore. They are fluffing up slowly just in time for…summer. Poor gals, all those extra feathers coming in for the hottest season. The first time… Continue Reading →

Bye Stumpy!

Last week we said goodbye to our dear odd-one-out Stumpy. Don’t worry he didn’t die!! It became pretty clear that Stumpy was in fact a rooster. Our chicken expert/farm liaison/aged manure supplier/blueberry provider Becky believes that most likely we ended… Continue Reading →

Finished Chicken Coop

We are quite excited to have the chicken coop and run finished, and have our chickens out in the fresh air and sunlight.┬áThe total costs for the coop construction came in around $1,000. It will take a few years of… Continue Reading →

Sides and Roof Up!

We’ll look back on the first weekend of April and remember the kindness of our friend Elise who helped us, the feeling of accomplishment, the raising of a new structure and the absolutely bitter wind that permeated every single layer… Continue Reading →

Chickens Week 6 (Cooped Up)

They are officially in the coop! This is a big deal people, like a BIG deal. My basement was smelling pretty darn rank and there was a fine layer of dust and down on literally EVERY SINGLE surface in that… Continue Reading →

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