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Challenge Day 2- already knocked askew
Thursday, December 03, 2020      8 comments

So, I signed up for a SP winter weight loss challenge which began yesterday. Day one was fine- it always is. And today started out just fine and dandy too. However, when I arrived at work, the trouble began. We have a small office and a busi... Read more
Goose Egg
Sunday, November 29, 2020      7 comments

Well, it seems we've gone from one extreme to the other in the hen house. In my last blog I described the incredibly small "fairy egg" one of my girls laid. Today, when I went out to collect, there was a gigantic brown goose egg in the nesting... Read more
Fairy Eggs and New Challenge
Thursday, November 26, 2020      11 comments

A couple days ago I went out to clean the nesting boxes. When I opened them up, what to my wondering eyes should appear but one tiny egg of normal size nowhere near! Of course my initial reaction was to be concerned that one of my hens was sic... Read more
One more day til Friday
Friday, November 20, 2020      12 comments

What a long day. Work place drama due to varying perspectives on Jaydolf Inslee's new lock down requirements...will it ever end? Meanwhile, right after issuing a travel ban on everyone in Washington State for the holidays, he flew off to Hawai... Read more
Who Let the Chicks Out
Monday, November 16, 2020      7 comments

As it turns out, there are apparently several in my neighborhood who have taken up back yard chicken keeping. And upon walks through our neighborhood we've come to discover that the other chicken keepers let their flocks roam freely in their ba... Read more
Facing their fears
Saturday, November 14, 2020      12 comments

So, the pumpkin experiment is over. What I learned is that while some very brave chickens may in fact love pumpkins, my very chicken chickens do not. After waiting a day to see if they would warm up to it in it's whole form and seeing that the... Read more
Terrified of The Great Pumpkin
Friday, November 06, 2020      9 comments

According to the great google, chickens love pumpkins. They are chock full of vitamins and nutrients that keep living creatures, like my fair feathered friends, happy and healthy. Best yet, they are a self contained one dish meal (according to... Read more
Halloween and a spooked chicken
Sunday, November 01, 2020      9 comments

Last night we had trick-or-treaters! It was so nice to see adorable children smiling and having fun and gracious parents saying how they appreciated the normal. Folks, this is America and we have the freedom to enjoy our holidays as we see fit... Read more
I got growled at...by a hen!
Wednesday, October 28, 2020      11 comments

Last night I went out to put the girls to bed. With the new heating system, part of the process is to lift the nesting box lid and turn the heater switch on. Well, I can never resist petting my pretty girls and gave Rosie, who was right there ... Read more
Cuckoo birds
Sunday, October 25, 2020      7 comments

Last night my oldest went out to coop the girls up. After securing them, he checked to see how they'd arranged themselves for the evening. He opened the nesting box to find that Rosie had grabbed the favorite side and was sitting comfortably i... Read more
It's a good thing
Friday, October 23, 2020      8 comments

Well! It's a good thing my youngest got the heater off the coop floor and up onto the wall yesterday, because the girls knocked over their watering jar last night spilling water everywhere. Probably would have fried my poor hens had the heate... Read more
Cozy coop
Thursday, October 22, 2020      8 comments

My youngest got the chicken coop heater screwed into the wall so it's fully fixed now. The girls thanked us by giving us two eggs. They seem to like the heat and were not in a big hurry to leave the roost this morning when I let them out. The... Read more
Turning cold
Thursday, October 22, 2020      10 comments

This morning as I was getting ready for work there was a torrential hail storm outside. I'm not one to enjoy cold weather so I wasn't pleased. I let the girls out of their coop and fed them their breakfast. With 2/3 of their run covered I was... Read more
New Nesting Boxes
Sunday, October 18, 2020      6 comments

Yesterday my new nesting box inserts arrived as well as the coop heater. The heater will take up a good amount of space in an already tiny coop so I'll install that when the nighttime temps start dropping towards freezing. Perhaps the addition... Read more
Oatmeal...not just for dieters any more
Friday, October 16, 2020      10 comments

As the weather continues to cool, my quest to ensure my chickens stay warm. happy and healthy continues. Now that they are laying eggs I feel like it's "eggstra" important to give them as much as I can so they have energy to stay warm and keep ... Read more

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