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Chicken Tractor

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

We enjoy allowing the chickens to scratch and peck in the yard. They usually do a pretty good job staying in our yard but not always. Jared and I constructed a chicken tractor today so we can allow the flock access to different parts of the yard and not worry about them going where they […]

Shiba with the Chickens

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

One of our Shiba Inus with the chickens.

On the Job

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

One of our pullets laid her first egg today! It was laid by one of the California Whites or one of the Sicilian Buttercups. It is small but looks good. We will see what is inside tomorrow morning. It is so awesome to see the chickens using the various parts of the coop as they […]

On the Loose

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

I have not yet fenced in an area for our chickens to roam during the day. I would love it if they could just roam the yard. We live on a dead end street so I am not all that concerned with them getting in the street. I am concerned about neighbors complaints. I am […]

Goodbye and Hello

Monday, June 15th, 2009

As much as I hoped it was not true, Chicky turned out to be a rooster. He started with a very weak voice but each day, his crow grew stronger. After a couple days of rooster waking dogs, dogs waking wife, wife waking Ed, something had to be done. On Saturday, I posted an ad […]

Beautiful Spring Day

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

We had great weather today and it allowed me to get some stuff done outside. I ran the chipper and munched up the last of the yard debris collected from last fall. My tomato plants were getting very leggy so I needed to get them in the ground. Mission accomplished! I put my tomato plants […]

The Hen Palace

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that I have been working hard the past few weeks on a coop for our chickens. If you’ve avoided Facebook, then this post should catch you up… I needed to build a coop and I wasn’t up for a lot of trial and error. So I […]

Life, Death and Chickens

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

My son has had to deal with the mortality of pets. He has experienced the death of two of our dogs and my mom’s cat. Each death hit him pretty hard because he loves animals and he really hates to see one suffer. Now we have a little flock of very mortal chickens. When Mary […]


Monday, March 9th, 2009

We have chickens! If we sink into a depression, I might be trying to get you to buy some eggs. I’ve wanted some chickens for a few years. My hope is I can get them to eat bugs and other vegetable eating critters in the garden. I have been dragging my feet when it comes […]