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I Love Lucy

Lucy is a 2-year-old Black Australorp and she is rocking a serious molt. And if that wasn’t enough, she is also broody, which is why she’s in the Bitter Barn. It is not easy to fluff up one’s neck and tail … Continue reading

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Bitter Barn

Chloe and Mary are in the Bitter Barn, where broody chickens go to become unbroody. Chloe went broody the end of July and has been a permanent resident of nest #8 except when we forcibly remove her every day for … Continue reading

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Day 18

It’s Day 18! Joanna is in her Maternity Suite. Man constructed the Box Suite and put it on the South Coop floor. Because we thought Joanna might not take kindly to being moved, we waited until after dark. We put the … Continue reading

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Eggs!

To dispel the totally unfounded rumor that all I talk about is chickens, I’d like to say EGGS.  Our 15 + a bonus fertile Buff Orpington eggs arrived early this morning. Six of them are in the incubator and ten … Continue reading

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Broody Hen Alert

Joanna has gone broody. There is no doubt about it. She has been in a nest box for three days. She growls if anyone – human or poultry – gets close. She normally is at the bottom of the pecking … Continue reading

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