Monthly Archives: June 2015

Chocolate Egg

One of the Cuckoo Marans surprised us by laying an egg at 19 weeks.  I know it was a Marans by the dark color of the egg. The Marans’ eggs are sometimes called “chocolate” because they are so dark.  Her … Continue reading

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Uncommon Value

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertJune 24, 2015 We live in a world where Sports Figures make way too much money and have way too little character. Sports Role Models are getting extremely hard to come by.…

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Guard Dog

TJ is an excellent Chicken Guard Dog. He keeps a close eye on the baby chicks while they are out free-ranging. Joanna trusts him to keep the neighborhood hawks away. TJ sits and watches, but is ready to spring into … Continue reading

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How Many Chicks?

Question? How many chicks can fit on a stump?  Answer: Some and then a few more. Bumping someone off the stump when a chick flies up and making Mama Joanna scrunch her toes when she joins the crowd on the … Continue reading

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BayMax Crowed

BayMax is the largest chicken in the West Coop. He’s been looking like a rooster for quite a while. Today, he crowed. He’s always been very friendly and interested in what I was doing. He and Martha are watching me … Continue reading

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Madeline Crowed

Meet Malfoy. He’s an Ameraucana. He is the largest bird in the West Coop, with BayMax a close second. Yesterday he was on the highest roost in the run, and he crowed. Man and I dashed to the coop to see who … Continue reading

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Four Days Old

Even though you can’t see them all, there are eleven baby chicks with Mama Joanna, relaxing in the Chicky Box. The first couple of eggs hatched early on Day 21. One cold egg had been pushed out of the nest. Hoping … Continue reading

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