Posts Tagged ‘chickens’

My Pet Chickens – Little Blue and Pecker too April 23, 2012 11 Comments

  I am fond of all my chickens, but Pecker and Little Blue have a special place in my heart because they enjoy hopping up into my lap to sit and be loved on. Little Blue is such a sweetheart.  She’s one of my newest chickens, a 9 month old blue Easter Egger Bantam, and loves […]

The Joy Of Chicken Poo April 13, 2012 9 Comments

As a gardener I take advantage of my chickens’ droppings whenever I can.  First, I get all dressed in my chicken cleaning uniform, gloves and boots,  then trudge out to the coops with shovel in hand. When I clean the coops I make sure nothing is wasted and it all gets moved right to my […]

Chicken Photography Session April 11, 2012 7 Comments

It was time for my hens’ first official chicken photography session.  My good friend, Laurel, who does not own chickens, stopped by to photograph my lovely flock of adult hens and my newest arrival of baby chicks. My hens were very happy to see her that morning, not because they were getting their pictures taken by […]

Hot Breeds for Hot Climates March 28, 2012 32 Comments

As Josh stated in his blog, there are many different types of chickens to choose from and you need to decide which types are best for your situation.  My family prefers  friendly, docile hens that are also decent layers.  We also need breeds that do well in the heat, since we live in an area where the temperatures can […]

Attack of a Wiley Coyote March 22, 2012 25 Comments

Living in the city, with a tall block wall surrounding our back yard, I had a false sense of security regarding the safety of our flock. For about 2 1/2 years our chickens enjoyed peace in the backyard. They roamed free each afternoon and co-existed peacefully with our 3 dogs. Each night, before bed (which […]

Healthy Chicken Treats and What Not to Give Your Flock March 2, 2012 54 Comments

Giving goodies to your chickens is a great way to earn their trust and get them to love you!  Chicken treats are also very helpful for use in training your flock to come when called.   It’s quite a sight to see the procession that follows me every time I walk across my yard—even when I’m empty handed.  I look like The […]

Crooked Toes February 29, 2012 9 Comments

If you have chickens long enough and especially if you incubate fertilized hatching eggs yourself, there’s a good chance you’ll have a chicken with curled or crooked toes. Curled toes is when a chick or chicken walks on the tops of this curled toes and crooked toes is when they walk on the sides of […]

Poultry in Motion (Mail Order Chicks) February 23, 2012 7 Comments

Receiving a package of baby chicks through the mail is quite an experience!   I first received mail order chicks from My Pet Chicken 2 1/2 years ago – little Easter Egger chicks.   What fun!   My Pet Chicken had notified me as to which week the chicks would ship and I was so anxious.   Finally the […]

Your hen is broody – now what!? February 15, 2012 75 Comments

( This is Part 2 of my broody hen series. Part 1 is here.) So your hen is hogging a nest box! She is pecking at you every time you try to retrieve freshly laid eggs your other hens have laid under her, in their attempt to contribute to her cause. She thinks she is […]

For the Love of a Chicken….. February 13, 2012 28 Comments

Her name is Lenore and she is far more than “just a chicken.” She is my heart and an incredible light in my life. I have 25 hens, but there is only one Lenore. She is a Speckled Sussex and whenever I look at her she has her head cocked sideways so she can look […]