Tag Archives: Poultry

Babies for Emily

Chickens are very social creatures. Before the raccoon massacre, 2 weeks ago, Emily was never alone. She scratched for ants with the other chickens. She drank from leaky soaker hoses with the other chickens. She fought over the best nesting … Continue reading

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Chicken Graveyard

Wednesday morning was brutal. The night before, my husband and I finished unpacking the camping gear from our week long camping trip and crawled up to bed. We usually make a good team with the chickens. In the last 5 … Continue reading

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Jack and the Ladies

When I first got my chickens, our neighbor, Jack, fancied himself to be quite the Romeo. He would sit on the electrical wire that hangs over our backyard and eye them provocatively. When my girls were 2 lb. pullets, they … Continue reading

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Teenagers and the Backyard Chicken

Backyard chicken coops are all the rage now. There is even a name for women who raise urban chickens: femivore. This term doesn’t fit my lifestyle. I am not a suburban housewife with a high income hippie agenda. I work … Continue reading

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