Category Archives: Livestock

Rooster and hens on the move

Back in July, we suspected one of our new chicks was a rooster, and when it started crowing a few weeks later our suspicions were confirmed. The farm store purportedly sold us three Red Sex Link hens, but we most … Continue reading

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Geese are angry landlocked sailors

Our geese LOVE tomatoes and all other garden veggies. When they see me come from the garden they start screaming in goose speak: “Come over here and give us the @$#! food”. Yes, my geese swear at me. A lot. … Continue reading

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Toulouse geese join the homestead

Some friends gave us four Toulouse geese on Sunday. We are very excited to add them to our place! Geese can live only on grass, which is a big advantage as grain prices rise. We eventually hope to use them … Continue reading

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Baby chicks get to free range

On June 22nd we started letting the small chicks out of their coop during the day. After several hours of them refusing to leave the safety of their home, I went out and sat in the chicken pen. One by … Continue reading

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Pointless pictures of chickens

“Fear me, for I am big, fluffy, and full of grand rooster wisdom!” “What’s that gasbag going on about?” “Is it safe to come out? I heard gasbag talking about tigers ripping our heads off again.” “Hey girls, look at … Continue reading

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Twisted chick beak

The first batch of chicks we bought at the farm store had 3 mystery chicks that I bought for half price. After we got the chicks home I noticed one of the mystery chicks had a twisted beak. We both … Continue reading

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Chicken coop upgrade

Before we left on vacation we made a small upgrade to the chicken coop. We had seen a flock of wild turkeys in our field and we didn’t want the annoying buzzards cleaning out the chicken feeders in one day. … Continue reading

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Teeny tiny egg

I found one small egg in among the regular eggs. It weighed 9 grams and had a tiny yolk in it. I gave this egg away to a friend as a joke, and when they cracked it open they said … Continue reading

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Chickens on the move

After I listed our 9 old hens on craigslist I cleaned out their chicken coop. I shoveled out all the deep litter and removed the straw from the nesting boxes. All of that went into my garden beds. We wanted … Continue reading

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Nine hens down

I listed our 9 old hens on craigslist. These were the first hens we got after moving into our place so I feel a bit sad about it. Their new owners are going to use them for layers and butcher … Continue reading

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