We have several new additions to our little urban homestead! I wanted to hatch out some more chicks this year to add to our flock, but we can't have a rooster here in the city, so we needed to score some hatching eggs elsewhere. We used shipped eggs last year and the majority of them didn't ... Read More about Meet the New Chicks on the Block!
I never see it coming. I'll be going along minding my business, when out of nowhere I'll develop a kinship with one of the critters, and it's always the one I would least expect. Not the sweet, loving, shy birds that most people would like. Not the cuddly ones that demand attention and follow ... Read More about Playing Favorites with the Flock
Upstate New York has been positively dumped on by snow clouds this week. The chickens have been cooped up for over a week and were starting to get mighty bored. I bought them a flock block, which helped to keep them from picking on each other. They still needed a bit of recreation and fresh ... Read More about Chickens in the Snow
It's important to always count your chickens before bed. Forgetting this one lesson of chicken keeping can be the difference between life and death. I always count the chickens before I shut the door for bed. Always. They’re always all there. Always. I don’t know what happened. Last night I ... Read More about Always Count Your Chickens
I didn't want to leave her outside. I wanted her to join the rest of her chicken family and get in the damn coop before I closed the door. But she wouldn't listen. Chickens always think they know best. I had let the flock out to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air for a few hours before I had to ... Read More about The Great Chicken Caper