Posts Tagged ‘Joys of Keeping Chickens’

Hatching Eggs: How I saved one “Lucky” chick September 18, 2012 26 Comments

My first attempt at hatching eggs did not go so well, but I had quite a surprising experience on day 21!  This unique experience made up for all the sadness and worry I had been going through with this batch of fertile hatching eggs. Three and a half years ago, when I was still fairly new to chicken raising, I did not own an incubator, […]

The Story of Hot Shot July 17, 2012 33 Comments

Oh, me, did I ever bite the bullet. One of my lovely chickens, a Campine/Black Marans cross named Hot Shot, developed a foot infection, commonly called bumblefoot. Off we go to the vet and she had surgery to open up the infected foot and came home to live in the house and get her daily […]

Chicken Watching…. June 11, 2012 15 Comments

Chicken watching… There is something magical about it. Like watching the ocean or the ever changing colors at sunset on canyon walls or clouds as they roll across the vast skies of prairie states. Perhaps it’s the movement in all of it that enthralls us. We are linked to nature’s rhythm at our deepest levels […]